Posted by on Jul 4, 2011 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

Freedom is not free.

American flag at night

My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy! ~ Thomas Jefferson

We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls.  ~ Robert J. McCracken

The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions.  ~Adlai Stevenson

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.  ~Thomas Paine

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. ~ Dick Cheney

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. ~ Erma Bombeck

The United States is the only country with a known birthday. ~ James G. Blaine

 

Happy Fourth of July to all, enjoying the freedoms we daily take for granted… :).  Be thankful!  

xo,

~ Robin