Saturday, July 4, 2009

A Shinning Beacon Of Freedom To The World!

On this date in 1776 a new nation was formed. A child of compromise and much promise. It was not even certain that this new nation would even gain its independence from Great Britain. But with luck, the help of the French and the Grace of G-d, it survived and thrived.

This nation has seen good times and bad. War and peace. Economic prosperity and depressions. It nearly tore itself apart not once but a few times. Yet it has managed to remain true to its ideals.

Like all nations, this one has made mistakes. The horror of slavery was permitted at its founding. The treatment of its minorities was not always according to the ideals its founders had in mind. One half of this nation was denied the right to vote for over 100 years. But even these mistakes were dealt with and are still being dealt with.

For all of its flaws, this nation has become:

A Shinning Beacon Of Freedom To The World!

That is the true nature of America. Not our politics, sports stars, military might, cities or monuments. But the Freedoms that we have and enjoy.

No other nation on Earth guarantees its people this level of freedom. That is the reason we are the Leader of the Free World, and not Europe.

On this day that we celebrate the formation of this great union, take a moment with your family and friends to remember those Founding Fathers and the ideals of Liberty and Freedom they bestowed upon this land. And thank G-d that we have had, and still have the strength to keep the dream of freedom alive.

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auntybrat said...


God Bless America...

Maggie M. Thornton said...

Happy Independence Day to Monkey in the Middle!

Holger Awakens said...


Happy Independence Day!

May G_d Bless America and our troops.

And may the people of Israel be reassured today that the people of America stand with them.

Ayrdale said...

...and long may it wave. Greetings from a grateful Kiwi.