Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th!

Today officially marks the three month mark for our family's deployment! I say our family's because even though we are not in the desert physically, we are very much there emotionally. On this day marking our nation's independence, let us remember what this day stands for. In an age of government bailouts and corrupt politicians on both sides of the political aisle, may we realize that our true independence comes only through our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. He is the only change we can truly believe in. And in an age when our President and Congress would choose to strip every freedom from us and rewrite our constitution, may we remember the words of Calvin Coolidge speaking of the Declaration of Independence.
“It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning cannot be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people.”
Happy 4th!

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