Happy Birthday, America!
I wanted you all to read this little excerpt from the Constitution, if for no other reason than to remind us all what this day is all about.
It also points out our responsibility in dealing with the government...and that is a very large responsibility that should not be taken lightly!
What we are talking about here, folks, is our very freedom itself! I think we should pay close attention!
Text from The Declaration of Independence
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.
We need to continue to read and teach these words...and be ever vigilant. Maybe even more so now than ever before!
Now, my friends, let's get some fresh coffee and sit outside on the patio for a bit. We can toast to our great country on this very special day!