Wow, are fireworks really appropriate today. There will be lots of celebrating and revelry happening on this auspicious occasion of the anniversary of America's Independence. But, I'm afraid that the reality of the our freedom is lost in the backyard barbecue. Today, I'm going to take a moment to honor the people who love America and the way she cares for and defends the peoples of her own sovereign nation and the world.
SOLEMN SALUTE for 89 year old Marvin Hume who, in a ceremony on the beach at Cape May, NJ, honors fallen soldiers who have kept freedom alive throughout the course of this nation's history.
Bravo to Bruce Walker at American Thinker -- his piece on the roots of American freedom and its significance in and to the world. Here's a teaser:
Our Declaration has roots in the faith of Christians and Jews. In Jewish lore, it is said: "When a beggar crawls down the darkest alley in the world, he is preceded by a company of angels singing ‘Make way! Make way for the image of the Lord!'" St. Paul writes that we are neither "Free nor slave...but one body in Christ." Liberty fulfills the Bible and early Americans believed that the Hand of Providence was guiding them. One salient product of combining liberty with faith is that early America welcomed and protected Jews. The first page in a 1933 book by the American Jewish Committee on Jews in Nazi Germany quotes verbatim the profound philo-Semitism of the Founding Fathers.
HOORAH to the wisdom of history, may we continue to teach it well, and learn from it!
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine
Have a Blessed and Festive 4th of July!!