Carol Platt Liebau: Happy Independence Day!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy Independence Day!

Our fathers' God to thee
Author of liberty
To thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright
With freedom's holy light
Protect us by Thy might
Great God, our King.

From the Wall Street Journal, there is a piece discussing the fact that our Founding Fathers were both talented and lucky. Blessed, indeed.

And Michael Gerson is right when he writes:

It is typical of America that our great national day is not the celebration of a battle -- or, as in the case of France, the celebration of a riot. It is the celebration of a political act, embedded in a philosophic argument: that the rights of man are universal because they are rooted in the image of God.

Finally, here is "What July Fourth Means to Me" by Ronald Reagan:

Let the Fourth of July always be a reminder that here in this land, for the
first time, it was decided that man is born with certain God-given rights; that government is only a convenience created and managed by the people, with no powers of its own except those voluntarily granted to it by the people.

We sometimes forget that great truth, and we never should.

Happy Birthday, America!


Blogger Sacchiel said...

God bless the USA! Nice blog Carol!

2:28 PM  
Blogger One Salient Oversight said...

Peace and Best Regards to all Americans from this annoying Aussie.

4:42 PM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

A short but true story. Some years ago, 1968, I was in Korat Air Force Base in central Thailand. It was some holiday, the whole year seemed to have run together.

I went to the Airman's club for dinner. They had a rock group from New Zealand called "The Kiwi's" We were drinking and enjoying the night. At the end of their act they announced that they wanted to sing a special song for us.

They sang "G-d Bless America"

Can you imagine a roomful of young GI's Standing and crying? It was one of those moments I will never forget.

I know that this sounds unreal, but my word of honor, It happened.

G-d Bless America.

4:44 PM  
Blogger stackja1945 said...

USA is not perfect, but elections every four years since 1789 mean that the people rule.

7:51 PM  

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