Capitol Hill Blue founder and publisher Doug Thompson uses images and videos to both tell stories and express points of view.
For his annual Independence Day video, he used images that he feels portray a still beautiful but conflicted America.
“As an American, I love my country,” he says. “But, as an American, I also worry about what it has become.”
In Thompson’s view, America has become a nation where we celebrate freedom while not actually practicing or having it, a country where we soldiers are asked to serve their nation and then are forgotten when they come home and a place where money and politics override common sense and decency.
Is it American the Beautiful or America the Ugly? You decide.
From all of us at Capitol HIll Blue, our best wishes for a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July.