Fourth of July
Being nice is the easiest thing in the world.
So why not be nice?
I believe in sparklers, parades and sending your favorite reporter smoke signals.
I believe in the truth… and all the magical things that come with it and an open free press.
Happy Fourth of July
“Where liberty dwells, there is my country."
“America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact - the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality.”
"May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right."
“There are those, I know, who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American dream.“ Archibald MacLeish
“May I never wake up from the American dream.”
“Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.”
“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.”
“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
“We only have rights if we are strong enough to make our claim.”
“Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit ... and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Our American story is…. of a people seeking to move forward … who look at a mountain and worry not about the tough climb ahead, but dream about the view from the summit.”
“He and she love their country best who strive to make it best.”
Robert G. Ingersol
“The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit that freedom to their children.” W. Havard
“Wave on high grand old flag
For the sake of all who care;
You're the symbol of our freedom,
The answer to our prayer.”
Proud to be an American!