Happy Fourth 2009
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
May we all appreciate this evolving, great experiment in human freedom and dignity, not only what’s it has done for us who live here, but for those who have benefitted everywhere. And despite the flaws and faults that accompany a free and pluralistic society that critics love to harp on, may we relish the great contributions to humanity that our way of life constantly provides.
Enjoy the fireworks and the hot dogs. And be thankful.