04 July 2008

Happy 4th of July!

G-d Bless America! 232 years of freedom and democracy!

G-d Bless America! The only country established based on principles and ideals. The grand idea that the individual is endowed with unalienable rights given by a Creator, not by government. The government's only job is to provide the citizen with safety and to allow the citizen to pursue their dreams without the interference of government.

G-d Bless America! Home of the free because of the brave. Today we salute our men and women of the Armed Forces who allow us to continue living our day to day lives without concern or worry of dangers which are lurking.

232 years of not only securing the United States, but freeing millions of others who have been oppressed and murdered by their own governments. The world wars fought in Europe did not necessarily require involvement by America, but as a symbol of freedom and democracy, we involved ourselves and spilled our blood for the sake of others. The destructive forces of Communism robbed those in its grasp of their self-worth, their creative forces, their freedom to worship and the ability to build themselves to be more than what the government allowed them. Freedom and democracy is not only an ideal for ourselves but an ideal for all.

G-d Bless America! The experiment has been successful so far. However, we must keep watch that government is kept limited and out of our pocketbooks, while keeping our borders safe and secure. We must realize that what power government has, and keeps taking - will not be given up easily. Government is not to be a parent, telling citizens how to live and what is best for them.

As American citizens we must be watchful and concerned by world events. We must stay strong against our enemies. We must also take the opportunities that arise and bring these unalienable rights granted us by our Creator to others around the world who have been unable to access them.

As American citizens we should be proud to say:

I pledge allegiance to the flag

of the United States of America

and to the republic for which it stands;

one nation under G-d, indivisible,

with liberty and justice for all.

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