July 04, 2006

Happy Independence Day

In 1776 a group of extraordinary men came together and declared that 13 British colonies could no longer stand the erosion of their liberties under color of authority and declared independence. Those independent colonies were soon to become the United States of America one war and 13 short years later.

Today, the US finds itself at war. Support or oppose the mission, even support or oppose the troops, their service, their blood demands that at least this one day we pay attention. Enjoy what so many generations before us have sacrificed to create but take a few minutes to be thankful over it all. If you haven't lately, read the Declaration of Independence. If you're already familiar with it, promise yourself to spend at least a little time furthering those founding principles enunciated in that document. And if you're one of the many foreign friends of freedom throughout the world, think a bit about how freedom's blessings can be extended to your own land, whether by protecting what you've already got or lighting a new lamp. It can be done. It must be done.

Posted by TMLutas at July 4, 2006 11:54 AM