"This Fourth of July across
, families will enjoy picnics, and parades, and the uplifting beat of "Stars and Stripes Forever." But our celebrations are tempered by the knowledge that the freedoms we hold sacred and dear have once again come under attack." America
"We Americans are privileged to live in one of history's supreme moments. We Americans are participants in one of history's greatest civilizations in its prime. Someday in some future epoch, history will have moved on, and there will be distant centuries between that time and the American Era. People will then look upon
Americaas we do upon ancient Egyptor , and will do so with same wonder and awe. Greece
I suggest you look upon
with that wonder and awe now. America is the most moral and humanitarian nation ever to exist. The gifts it has freely given the world -- of the principles of the Declaration of Independence, of proclaiming that all human beings have a moral right to their own personal happiness, of capitalist wealth and scientific progress throughout the world, of sacrificing oceans of blood to end Nazi and Tojo tyranny, of oceans of treasure to assist other countries and foreign peoples, of ridding the world of the curse of the Soviet Union, on and on and on -- are incalculable." America
Update1: Edward Hudgins reminds us of what the founding fathers thought.
Update2: And here's what John Lewis thinks about how to fight today's enemy.
Update3: Kevin let’s Jefferson say it. Doug is simply on target. Edwin Locke explains our greatness at CapMag. But Cox and Forkum are bitter sweet.
Update4: For Robert Bove, it's a Cagney moment. Nicholas Provenzo (and George Mason) reprint the Declaration of Independence--let it inspire a revival. R. J. Rummel cheers America's role in the world. L.A.Sunsett remembers that freedom is not free.