Happy Independence Day. Today is a great day to celebrate.
"Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country" - Marquis de Lafayette
"America’s glory is not dominion, but liberty. Her march is the march of the mind. She has a spear and a shield: but the motto upon her shield is, Freedom, Independence, Peace. This has been her Declaration: this has been, as far as her necessary intercourse with the rest of mankind would permit, her practice" - John Quincy Adams.
The United States of America provides freedom, rule of law, opportunity, and a home to exercise God given rights. No other nation has used it's resources to assist, protect, and benefit more people in history. We are a nation that has invited and accepted people from all over the globe with diverse beliefs and thoughts to demonstrate to the world the strength in that diversity and in our democracy.
In our short history we have saved human kind, dispensed with despots, demonstrated compassion, been resilient, invented, innovated, explored, discovered, fought and died for each other and the ideal of the United States of America.
We are an exceptional nation. We are an exceptional people. Be proud and celebrate this exceptionalism.
"May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!" ~Daniel Webster
God bless you and America.