Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July

I'm always amazed as I think back over the history of our country that the founding fathers did such a good job with the Declaration of Independence, and particularly, the Bill of Rights. They could not have imagined, I'm sure, how much life would change in the 200 plus years that have passed. Yet they crafted a system that works still, and will continue to work if we don't do something stupid to mess it up.

It took courage to craft and sign the Declaration of Independence. If you study the personal life of many of the signers, things did not go well for them. Signing the document painted a big ole target on their foreheads for King's George's troups to aim at.
Whatever your feelings about the current war, remember that without those who were willing to give their lives for this country we would not enjoy the freedoms we enjoy now.
Remember, too, that in many other countries people are willing to DIE for the right to vote. Too many Americans don't bother to vote. If you haven't registered to vote please do so. Then exercise your right and go to the polls.

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