Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy Birthday America

I have always been proud of my country and, while not proud of some of those who serve her today, I am still proud of these United States of America and the ideals upon which she was founded and for which her people still stand. And make no mistake; I have no doubt that, as a people, we do. It is our leadership, executive and legislative leadership, that is failing this proud nation, not its people.

That we have so many men and women who wear the uniform and go in harm’s way in defense of this nation, not drafted but as volunteers, is sufficient evidence that this nation is unchanged at its core. Men and women do not put their lives on the line for their leaders, they do that for principles and for the people of their nation, and I will forever be grateful to those in service today and those who have gone before them.

America has been battered from without and from within many times and has always emerged as a bastion of freedom, of strength, and of the individual.

Happy Birthday America.

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