By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 4, 2022


For the past 364 days we have all been labeled at one time or another as either Democrat, Republican, Independent, Conservative, Pro Choice, Pro Life, Straight, Gay, LGBTQ, pro police, anti-police, pro open borders, anti open borders, For Black Lives Matter, Against Black Lives Matter, pro Trump, anti Trump, pro Biden, anti Biden, for the death penalty, against the death penalty, pro 2nd amendment, pro gun control and the list goes on and on.  We donít need to worry about Russia or China beating us, we are killing ourselves from within.  With every new category we create, we are dividing ourselves from each other further and further.


Weíre at each otherís throats on every issue instead of calmly having sensible discussion like adults should.  24/7 365 days a year, round the clock news may be the worst thing that ever happened to this country. When we were kids or even young adults, the news would come on at 6:00 pm for an hour and 11:00 pm, for a half hour. Then came Johnny Carson.  Thatís it.  Nothing was sensationalized.  Nothing was opinionated.  The actual facts were presented and you were left to make your own decisions.  Now, stations need to fill up 24 hours of around the clock news instead of one hour.  How do you do that without blowing everything, every issue way out of proportion?  You canít.  So you sensationalize everything and get people to argue with each other and sometimes hate each other and at our worst, we have even lost personal friendships along the way. 

So here we areÖJuly 4th, 2022.  Itís our nationís 246th birthday.  Today, we celebrate the birth of the greatest country the world has ever seen.  We provided sanctuary for more immigrants, cured more illnesses, allowed more religious and economic freedom than any other country ever.  We  landed a man on the moon, created the automobile and the telephone, saved the world from the Nazis and tyranny and continue to be the shining beacon on the hill.  Itís why, despite the fact that we are not perfect, people from every country all over the world want to come here, because they know that in America if you work hard you can become anything you want to be.


So today, letís just celebrate our birthday.  Letís just celebrate the fact that basically a bunch of farmers beat the worldís greatest military giving us our own precious country to run as we see fit.  I think all in all America has done an incredible job.  Letís not forget that and more importantly, letís not destroy it.  So today, letís forget all the categories they now lump us into.  For one day, letís just call ourselves Americans.

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Eric Glazer

Eric Glazer graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 1992 after receiving a B.A. from NYU. He has practiced community association law for three decades and is the owner of Glazer and Sachs, P.A. a five attorney law firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.

Eric is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Condominium and Planned Development Law.


Since 2009, Eric has been the host of Condo Craze and HOAs, a weekly one hour radio show that airs at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday on 850 WFTL.




Eric is the first attorney in the State of Florida that designed a course that certifies condominium and HOA residents as eligible to serve on a Board of Directors and has now certified more than 20,000 Floridians all across the state. He is certified as a Circuit Court Mediator by The Florida Supreme Court and has mediated dozens of disputes between associations and unit owners. Eric also devotes significant time to advancing legislation in the best interest of Florida community association members.

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