The Gift

4 Jul

“Our American heritage is threatened as much
by our own indifference as it is by the most
unscrupulous office or the most
powerful foreign threat.  The
future of this republic is
in the hands of the
American voter.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

They gathered in the Philadelphia
State House, July 4, 1776
and they said this:

All people are created equal.
All people.

All people have basic human rights
given to them because they are
human, given to them by
The Source and Author
of Life, not by any
human institution.

Government exists to protect those rights:
Life, Liberty, the Pursuit of Happiness,
to protect them, not to control them.

Government exists by the consent of
all the people, not by the dictates,
desires, or distorted dreams of
any one person or
institution.

They gathered in the Philadelphia
State House, July 4, 1776,
and they said this to the
colonies becoming
a nation:

We sign our names to this document
to give birth to a majestic idea,
Democracy, and we give it
to you to cherish,
defend and
honor.
We the people.

“It is not the hand that signs the laws that
holds the destiny of America.
It is the hand that casts
the ballot.”
Harry S. Truman

3 Responses to “The Gift”

  1. gz July 4, 2019 at 7:34 am #

    I will definitely vote!

  2. Sharon Ragland July 4, 2019 at 9:13 am #

    Thanks so much for this, Roger.  Blessings, Sharon

    • AZWriter July 4, 2019 at 9:21 am #

      Hope the Raglands have a happy and restful 4th.

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