I always enjoy getting my email updates from the Thomas More Law Center on the 4th of July and other major holidays as well. They are always good, inspirational and good history reminders and what’s important I think. Hope you enjoy these and other 4th of July things I found from friends and around the web this morning.
This was in my inbox today. From the Desk of Richard Thompson.
America’s Independence Day
“The Fourth of July—America’s Independence Day—is a joyous time to celebrate with family and friends. But most of all, it’s a time to remember the price that has been paid and is being paid for our Freedom.
John Adams, a Founding Father and our second President, wrote that Independence Day,
“…ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illumination, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”
So, as you celebrate the Fourth of July, please remember —
The Price of Freedom.
Take the time to honor the sacrifices for our freedom made by our fighting men and women throughout our history — From Lexington and Valley Forge, to Iraq and Afghanistan — and by our Special Forces in harm’s way in places known and unknown.”
“On behalf of all the Thomas More Law Center staff, I wish you a safe and happy Independence Day weekend.”
God Bless America. Battle Hymn of the Republic
“As we celebrate our nation’s birthday, it is fitting to reflect on the constitution that guides our democracy, and to appreciate the role ‘of the people’ in protecting and sustaining it.
Abraham Lincoln said, “As the patriots of seventy-six did to the support of the Declaration of Independence, so to the support of the Constitution and laws let every American pledge his life, his property, and his sacred honor — let every man remember that to violate the law is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear the charter of his own and his children’s liberty..”
As we observe Independence Day with family and friends, please remember and thank our Nation’s defenders. Freedom isn’t free. Our liberty was purchased through their sacrifices and the sacrifices of our Founding Fathers. The 4th of July is a time to remember and honor the sacrifices of all our fighting men and women.” More here.> From the Desk of Richard Thompson: TMLC Commemorates America’s Independence Day
This following is from my blog last year.
“On this July 4th 2016 let’s not forget the author and finisher of our freedom, our forefathers and the men and women of our armed services who fight for our freedom. The following is from the e-mail, enjoy and remember.
“As you celebrate the Fourth of July this weekend with family and friends, please take a moment to reflect on its true meaning—the Birth of our Christian Nation.”
From another great patriot, Dinesh D’Souza: Why I celebrate Independence Day
A great read from Dinesh, “America is under attack as never before—not only from terrorists but also from people who provide a justification for terrorism. Islamic fundamentalists declare America the Great Satan. Europeans rail against American capitalism and American culture. South American activists denounce the United States for “neocolonialism” and oppression.
Anti-Americanism from abroad would not be such a problem if Americans were united in standing up for their own country. But in this country itself, there are those who blame America for most of the evils in the world. On the political left, many fault the United States for a history of slavery, and for continuing inequality and racism. Even on the right, traditionally the home of patriotism, we hear influential figures say that America has become so decadent that we are “slouching towards Gomorrah.”
If these critics are right, then America should be destroyed. And who can dispute some of their particulars? This country did have a history of slavery and racism continues to exist. There is much in our culture that is vulgar and decadent. But the critics are wrong about America, because they are missing the big picture. In their indignation over the sins of America, they ignore what is unique and good about American civilization.
As an immigrant who has chosen to become an American citizen, I feel especially qualified to say what is special about America. Having grown up in a different society — in my case, Bombay, India — I am not only able to identify aspects of America that are invisible to the natives, but I am acutely conscious of the daily blessings that I enjoy in America. Here, then, is my list of the 10 great things about America.
America provides an amazingly good life for the ordinary guy. More here.> 10 GREAT THINGS: WHAT TO LOVE ABOUT THE UNITED STATES
— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) July 4, 2017