Saturday, July 4, 2015

What July 4th Means To Me...

He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself.  ~Thomas Paine



Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.  ~Thomas Paine
 
 
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty. - John F. Kennedy
 
 
So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.
Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.
Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!
Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous peaks of California!
But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!
Let freedom ring from every hill and every molehill of Mississippi.
From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
Martin Luther King Jr.
 
 
Happy Independence Day

8 comments:

  1. Thom Paine -- still worth reading!

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  2. Great quotes! Have a great 4th.

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    1. Same to all here.

      NOT to quote Hannity, but you are a great American too, Jersey. Regardless of very heated debate differences!

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    2. Thank you, dmarks, so are you. It's funny you mention Hannity. That's where my moniker "Jersey McJones" got it's start, battling the Darths on Hannity's boards back around 13-14 years ago. They banned me. he he he

      JMJ

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