Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Happy Fourth of July U.S.A.!
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." - Thomas Jefferson
On this day, 231 years ago, these words were proclaimed for a new world to hear. It is amazing to me how truth blazes through centuries to illumine the mind in search of it. It was upon these ideals, in part, that our country was founded.
Today we celebrate the ideals of Freedom and Liberty. We celebrate not the victory of a Revolution, as some believe, but the willingness to fight for what we believe in. We fought. We won our freedom. And so today we celebrate the most cherished ideal of the American - Liberty.