Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Birthday America!

As we celebrate our nation's freedom.

We honor the courageous men and women dedicated to preserving it.  
  • "Freedom lies in being bold" -RobertFrost
  • "Life without liberty, is like a body without spirit."- Kahil Gibran
  • "The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage." -Carrie Jones
  • "Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed on us, but is always the result of good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all just pursuits." -Thomas Jefferson
  • "Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom." -Albert Einstein
  • "You can separate peace from freedom, but no one can be at peace unless he has freedom."- Malcom X
The Declaration of Independence In Congress, July 4, 1776

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."