Saturday, July 3, 2010

It's easy to take liberty for granted...

“It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.” - Anon

The True Meaning of the 4th of July: "The Fourth of July is a time to commemorate America's declaration of separation from Great Britain that was made on July 4, 1776. Our freedom and our democracy that we have been blessed with is a direct product of the sheer determination from our forefathers who worked to establish the United States of America as a free country." Found on this site.

I'm thankful for days like the Fourth of July to help us take the time to remember. We are so blessed. We are so lucky. We should honor our forefathers and the soldiers today by remembering, but also by being everyday examples of good citizens, of appreciation, of pride for our country, of a united front to other nations.

I love this quote: “Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people” – Abraham Lincoln

We, the PEOPLE, make this nation great! We make it what it is. The government is there to help but not to rule. Remember that. “Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.” – Benjamin Franklin

Happy Fourth of July Everyone!



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11 comments:

Que said...

Very wise words. Thanks for sharing!

Gucci Mama said...

Right on, babe. Hope you guys have a fabulous celebration tomorrow. ;)

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

You nailed it!

Happy 4th of July!

Southern Sage said...

We better watch it or we won't have freedom much longer, we have already voted a bunch of it away.

Candice said...

Very well said. Happy 4th of July to you!!

The Urban Cowboy said...

Awesome quotes...wishing you a wonderful Fourth of July!

wendy said...

FREEDOM what a gift!!!!!!!!!

See Mom Smile said...

Awesome post. I so wish I had paid more attention in History class. I watched the John Adams mini-series last year and learned so much. If you haven't, you should check it out.

See Mom Smile said...

Awesome post. I so wish I had paid more attention in History class. I watched the John Adams mini-series last year and learned so much. If you haven't, you should check it out.

Steph said...

You definitely found some of the best quotes to sum up the holiday. Thanks for sharing!

Steph said...

You definitely found some of the best quotes to sum up the holiday. Thanks for sharing!

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