Independence Day 2016

Posted on 04. Jul, 2016 by in 4th of July

HeartsparklersHappy 4th of July!!!

Today as we celebrate our Independence Day, we should reflect on what it really means to be an American. Not empty campaign slogans and rhetoric but an unshakable belief and dedication to the principles of the Declaration, that everyone has unalienable Rights, rights to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

1. “America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.”

~ President Harry S. Truman

2. “There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen than reciting the pledge or raising a flag.”

~ Wrestler, Actor and former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura

3. “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”

World War II Director of the United States Office of War Information Elmer Davis

4. “America is another name for opportunity. Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine providence on behalf of the human race.”

~ Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson

5. “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”

~ President John F. Kennedy

6. “A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.”

~ Author Edward Abbey

7. “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

~ Founding Father Patrick Henry

8. “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”

~ Author Mark Twain

9. “If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”

~ Founding Father Samuel Adams

10. “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

~ Founding Father Benjamin Franklin

11. “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

~ President Ronald Reagan

There are those that prey on peoples fears and say America needs to made great again. I disagree, We have never stopped being great! Sure we have made colossal mistakes, blunders, miscalculations and downright stupid errors, BUT we are still the land of opportunity. So instead of saying Make America Great Again, how about Together Let’s Make America Even Better!

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