Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Birthday America. You are 238 years old today.

Like our beleaguered Republic we share some of our country's problems. We're down but we are not dead yet. On this day of celebration please think only of the immortal words of our Founders who crafted the Declaration of Independence and wagered their lives and fortunes on the birth of a new nation. A nation conceived in Liberty that acknowledged our Divine Creator.

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July 4, 2014

They who crafted The Declaration of Independence—and the example they set for us.

Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, working with a committee of four others (John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston).

As we prepare to celebrate the 238th anniversary of the approval of that remarkable document, here are a few quotes from the three men most responsible for its crafting that shed light on their philosophies—and provide us wisdom we need in these challenging times.

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” Jefferson

“Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.” Adams

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Franklin

It’s not well-known that only about 1/3 of the colonists actively supported the War for Independence. This is yet another historic example of how it doesn’t take a majority to change the course of history.

It takes just enough people of courage, wisdom, passion and dedication, willing to fight for what they believe and resist whatever opposition is leveled against them.

On this very special day, Brigitte Gabriel and ACT for America thank you for your continuous efforts to resist the threats the nation faces, both foreign and domestic.

In the indomitable spirit of the nation’s Founders, we thank you.
And on a followup note, 2014 is the 200th anniversary of The Star Spangled Banner. Among all the renditions ever sung, none have compared to the one given by Whitney Houston on January 27, 1991 at Superbowl XXV in Tampa, Florida. Turn up your speakers and enjoy it, especially the roar of the crowd in the end.

Hat Tip to CavBuffaloSoldier for your post on YouTube. Rest in Peace Whitney, this was one of your finest moments.


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