Fourth of July

Being nice is the easiest thing in the world.

So why not be nice?

Friend's Dad

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

James Doughty


 “Where liberty dwells, there is my country."

Benjamin Franklin

“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.”

Adlai Stevenson

"May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right."

Peter Marshall

“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.”

Carrie Latet

“Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.”

James Bryce

“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.”

Alexander Hamilton 

“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.”

Helen Keller

“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.”

  Bill Owens

“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.”

  C.K. Roshong




Proud to be an American!

James Doughty