Celebrating the Fourth in 2011 – Thoughts on Liberty


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But He, knowing their thoughts, said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and a house divided against a house falls. Jesus Christ – Luke 11:17

As we celebrate our nation’s independence this year, may we remember the words and warnings of those who have played an important role in our freedom and those who speak to us today.

A society that cannot or will not focus on matters of life and death is a society whose survival as a free nation is at least questionable. Hard as it may be to conceive how the kind of world that one has been used to, and taken for granted, can come to an end, it can happen in the lifetime of today’s generation. Thomas Sowell 6-29-2011

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. Benjamin Franklin

Democracy is worth dying for because it is the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man. Ronald Reagan

(Americans) have one thing in common: They share America’s devotion to liberty. Liberty not just here, but everywhere. Indeed, liberty for its own sake… It is from the heart, the heart of a people conceived in liberty and still believing in liberty. How can they not? It is written in stone all around them. Charles Krauthammer November 5, 2005

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace – but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take: but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! – Patrick Henry March 23, 1775

It is impossible rightly to govern the world without God and the Bible. Unknown, Possibly George Washington

“Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it political?’ But conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor political, nor popular but because conscience tells one it is right.” Martin Luther King, Jr.


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I am a grandmother of seven and I like to garden, read, study the Bible, and spend time with family. I am not very politically active, but very interested in who is elected to lead our country.
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2 Responses to Celebrating the Fourth in 2011 – Thoughts on Liberty

  1. paolosilv says:

    Have a Happy Fourth of July!

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