What a lovely thought from Mr. Adams! Wishing you all a happy holiday….happy memories of fireworks and hot dogs, family and friends all celebrating the independence of America. I feel a little ‘raw’ about this holiday lately, I have to admit; we are so besieged with lies and anti-patriotism and conniving politicians and an America allowing so much to happen to her with barely an argument.
I pray that we all stand up proudly and thank our veterans, and stand up for the truth, and encourage our friends and family to keep believing…this country has stood tall since its inception and remembering that helps! Thank a veteran today for all he’s done for us!
Pray that God heals our country and our hope and great enthusiasm for all she has stood for is renewed… I wish you all a very happy, inspiring day!
My friend who worked directly for Ronald Reagan sent me this holiday greeting and I thought I should share it with you all. SHE NAILS IT.
Our free American Republic was founded on an idea – the idea of individual liberty. Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The freedom to try. The freedom to fail. The freedom to learn from our mistakes. The freedom to prosper and to keep the fruits of our labors. The freedom to exercise our conscience when it comes to charity and our religious beliefs. It is nothing less than the fundamental principle of self-ownership – that your life belongs o you – not the state -and that the goal is to live free.
We Americans were the first in history of the world to claim freedom as our inalienable right granted to us by our Creator. Let’s, as a country, celebrate that right and thank The Lord for it.
May we have many more Fourth of Julys celebrating our unique freedoms!
(Thank you, W!)
NOT FINISHED YET! Check THIS OUT!…From that link comes the following in italics. I’m SUCH a believer that God ‘founded’ our country that this all makes perfect sense to me.
But back in 1826, Daniel Webster’s eulogy for Adams and Jefferson spoke to a point that many people believed: that something other than coincidence was involved.
“The concurrence of their death on the anniversary of Independence has naturally awakened stronger emotions,” Webster said. “It cannot but seem striking and extraordinary, that these two should live to see the fiftieth year from the date of that act, that they should complete that year, and that then, on the day which had fast linked forever their own fame with their country’s glory, the heavens should open to receive them both at once.”
“As their lives themselves were the gifts of Providence, who is not willing to recognize in their happy termination, as well as in their long continuance, proofs that our country and its benefactors are objects of His care?”
All the best wishes to all of you and our country on this important day.
GOD BLESS AMERICA.