“And I’m Proud to be an American, Where At Least I Know I’m Free”

The words of Lee Greenwood’s song have a deeper, more serious meaning for Americans this year in 2012.  As we enjoy the fun, family, and friends over beer and brats, hamburgers, hot dogs, and potato salad, the parades, the swimming pools, the fireworks, let’s remind ourselves of the words President Ronald Reagan spoke,

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

When you read the Declaration of Independence and your eyes finally reach the signatories, you realize that each of these men was signing his death warrant in the eyes of the British government.  Today, on this Independence Day of 2012, ask yourself, what are YOU prepared to do?

Declaration of Independence - Painting by John Trumbull


November 6, 2012.  The day we take America back.

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