Friday, July 04, 2008

July 4, 2008 -- Happy Birthday USA!

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Sorry for the radio silence. I've been working on some personal and professional issues these past few weeks. I'll be back to Blogging soon -- there is too much to talk about.

But every year, I read AJ Langguth's Patriots. This year is no different. Here is what he wrote:

"When members of the [Continental] Congress came to Jefferson's stirring conclusion, a majority thought it should include one last appeal to the power even greater then George III....They did not meddle with Jefferson's last oath, more solemn than anything they might devise:

"'And for support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortune and our sacred honor'"On July 4, 1776, independence was declared in language worthy of it.'"

-- Patriots, AJ Langguth, pg.362

Here is the Declaration of Independence.

Enjoy the fireworks wherever you are.

socialize it

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday America, may you have many, many more and thank you for what you are, a beacon for what is good, for freedom, for liberty, for hope in this dark and dangerous world and for being the protective brother who we don't appreciate and acknowledge enough.

    Thank you most of all to your sons and daughters who put their lives on the line, in distant parts of the world for those they don't even know, for something bigger than themselves.


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