Happy fourth! Before we get started on this quick 4th of July special post, let me warn you: this is not an off-topic post, nor is it going to be political – it is Saints-related. But you’re going to have to stay with me for a few paragraphs. If you haven’t been reading this blog very long, I’m a History guy, and I like to infuse a little history into the Angry Who Dat whenever possible. Of course, today is a perfect opportunity for a bit of that.
236 years ago, our nation was “officially” born, as we all learned in grade school. However, some of the stories we learned are a bit of a stretch – particularly, the romanticized notion that America was founded upon the ideal of religious freedom. Sure, some of the colonists were fleeing religious oppression – notably, the Puritan Separatists of Massachusetts make for a great Thanksgiving play.