Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Happy Independence Day!
I was thinking about Independence Day and how fortunate we are to live in a country where we are free to live and raise our children as we think is best, work in the job we choose, and have the right to elect the people we choose to lead our country.
In 1787 when asked by a passing lady, "what have we got-- a Republic or a Monarchy?" Ben Franklin uttered those now famous words, "A Republic if you can keep it." On this Independence Day I would encourage you to read the constitution, know what is says and why the founding fathers included the things they did.
Patrick Henry once said, "The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."
Please read it, and also exercise your right to vote. Know what the politicians running for office stand for, and make sure you vote for someone who stands for what you stand for. This is one of the best ways to keep the freedom that we are so fortunate to have.
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*All quotes from Restoring the Constitution Handbook