Freedom was and is worth the price
On Sunday, July 4th, 2010, Americans will celebrate the 234th year of independence from the kingdom of Great Britain and the release of the Colonies from the tyrannical rule of King George III.
As we gather this weekend at cookouts, fireworks shows, memorial services and parades, all beneath the banner of our American flag, we must remember that those who died to earn our freedom from Great Britain did so in order to build a new world of freedom and liberty. The 56 signers of our Declaration of Independence risked their lives declaring a split from England, and in doing so, put the original thirteen colonies on a path we continue on this very day.
Simply passing the resolution of independence was not enough. Many brave soldiers fought to form a sovereign nation on American soil, with values and freedoms guaranteed by our founding documents; we must not forget them. And yet, the freedoms for which they fought are under attack today. The Cooper-Pelosi agenda to drive more power away from the states and give more power to our continually growing federal government must be reversed. We owe it to our future generations to leave them a nation with as much freedom as possible, with as little involvement as possible on the part of the federal government .
As we celebrate the sacrifices of our forefathers, let us not forget our own duty to protect and preserve our nation. We are a blessed country, with opportunities unlike any other in the world. We must provide those same opportunities guaranteed by our Constitution to our children and grandchildren so that they can do the same as they grow to see the same exceptional America that has defined our history. We will continue on the path of freedom.
Happy 4th of July to each of you. We are a blessed nation, no doubt.