Monday, July 4, 2011
Happy Birthday, America...!
This day should be a good day for all of us.
Many years ago, in 1776, our founding fathers put their heads together and came up with the very cornerstone of all that we are today.
We can listen to all the songs, play all the patriotic music, celebrate with parades and parties...but the true essence of what we are as a country can be summed up best in words. Beautiful written words, long used and well read, that stand for the ideals of what the United States really is! The following is part of an article written by David Patton of the Houston Chronicle. It says more in just a few words than I could ever say!
"The Declaration of Independence is elegantly simple. The guiding principles of the greatest nation on Earth are engrossed on a single piece of parchment only 24 and one-fourth inches by 29 and three-fourths inches. The original is still on display for all the world to see. It is what we stand for. At a time when men were governed by kings without the consent of the majority of the governed, our forefathers chose to recognize that men are born with certain unalienable rights that no government may deny - and 235 years later we reap the fruits of liberty. We are a free people because they backed their genius with their blood."
You can read the complete article right here! It brings it all pretty much in focus!
My friends, let's have some fresh coffee on the patio. We can toast a Happy Birthday to our wonderful country! Happy 4TH, everyone!