Liberty WeepsIt’s Independence Day. Declare your independence. Or at least don’t be a servile: mutter under your breath in protest, sure, but never give enthusiastic public assent — more than a grudging consent — to the current regime.

Possible meme for the next revolution: iwiyw.

It stands for “I would if you would.”

But don’t make it a come-on, a pick-up line. Make it a proposal for a change in the broad consent upon which all states rest, for reciprocity goes right to the core of one’s basic political stance.