Happy Independence Day!

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal…” ~Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address

“This, then, is the state of the union: free and restless, growing and full of hope. So it was in the beginning. So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith.” ~Lyndon B. Johnson

“O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!”

~Katharine Lee Bates, “America the Beautiful”

 

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Fourth of July

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“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.”

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“The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become.”  – Ronald Reagan

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“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”  John 8:32

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“It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.”- George Washington

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“The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth- that God Governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?”- Benjamin Franklin