Today is a great day, to many of us. Even in the ADD/Sound-Bite culture we live in, we remember what our Founding Fathers did, and why. What they did, was create the Greatest Country ever known to man. Why? Because they didn’t want to live under tyranny of the crown anymore.
They understood that Freedom and Liberty were to important to be left to a Centralized Government. They understood that, as Americans we have a right (and should always remember) to be skeptical of Government. They understood that we have a right to protect our private property with fire-arms. They understood, that an unarmed American, was Not a Free American. They also understood, as a person of Faith, that I had a right to walk into any church I felt, was right for me.
This is the America I live in. This is the country that I would fight, and die for. This is the country that has produced more great things to mankind than you can shake a stick at. This is the country that is in the fore front of innovation. This is the country you can become a millionaire over-night. This is the country where your wildest dreams can come true.
Here’s some quotes from a few of my favorite Founding Fathers:
“I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man” Thomas Jefferson
“Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first, a right to life; secondly, to liberty; thirdly to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can.” Samuel Adams
“The freedom of the press is one of the great bulwarks of liberty, and can never be restrained but by despotic governments” George Mason
“I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” Patrick Henry
Happy Birthday America.
Here is one of my Favorite Patriotic songs ever. Sung by Bruce Springsteen “This Land is My Land”