Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

Watch this excellent documentary from the History Channel to appreciate the courage and determination of the ragtag army that defeated the greatest military force in the world at the time. I am forever grateful and proud to be an American, where we still have the right to dream, work, and create the life of our choosing. It’s the reason why Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays.

The American Revolution is the ultimate example of what men and women can accomplish with belief, faith, desire, bravery, persistence and the knowledge that “all men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights, chief among these life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

“Your rights come, not from the King, not from the government, but from God.”

Our Founders and those who fought to gain our independence, along with everyone who has served in uniform since, are an inspiration and a reason to give thanks every day. God bless America.

 

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Happy Independence Day!

While you’re enjoying fireworks, barbecues, and the company of family and friends, remember what this fabulous holiday is all about:

I give thanks every single day for the blessing of being an American citizen — something only made possible by the courage and sacrifice of men like John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and the rest of the Founding Fathers.

Yes, I am proud to have an American Heart:

And I don’t want to imagine the world without her, which is why I highly recommend watching Dinesh D’Souza’s outstanding documentary:

Happy Independence Day!

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Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘America’

I’m going to see what appears to be an extraordinary film about our exceptional country tomorrow night with my dear friend and patriot Harriet Baldwin, and two new wonderful friends who share the same love and appreciation for the greatest country in the world. Yeah, I’m a jingo and damn proud of it. That’s why I fight so hard to restore the nation birthed by the greatest political act in history.

Is it perfect? Of course not. But as life on earth goes with fallible humans, if you are blessed to be an American you are very blessed indeed. I’ll post a review of America by Dinesh D’Souza on Thursday. God bless the USA, D’Souza and everyone else involved in the making of this film. Visit AmericaTheMovie.com for more information.

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Manic Monday — Book Reviews and Independence Day

LibertyBellI’ve gotten a bit behind on blogging here, as I’m involved with another major website project and internet radio network, aside from Writestream and ghostwriting duties. If you’ve missed an episode with hosts Lisa Tarves, John D. Gresham and me, click on the Writestream Show Page on Blog Talk Radio to listen to the archives.

In honor of Independence Day and coinciding vacation plans (at least for many of us), we cancelled this week’s Military Monday and Writestream Tuesday, but you can tune into Lisa Tarves’ June 30 broadcast on hypnosis and online dating here.

Also on my To Do List: reading and reviewing the forthcoming novel Song of the Storm by Mariam Kobras; Night Machines by Kia Heavey and By The Hands of Men, Book One – The Old World by Roy Griffis. I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing all of these authors on Writestream and am looking forward to posting reviews of their excellent literary works very soon.

Last but definitely NOT least: I published my thoughts on Independence Day over at WBTN. Here’s a sample:

To our readers and soon-to-be Blog Talk Radio listeners, we hope you have a happy and safe Independence Day! I avoid referring to it as “the 4th of July” because it tends to cloud the significance of the holiday — independence. It’s also a commemoration of the most courageous, important and world-altering political event in history. How sad that in our dumbed-down culture people tend to lose all sense of Independence Day’s significance.

Part of the reason for this is also human nature. We’ve all heard true adage, “You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.”

When you’ve always had your freedom, it’s easy to take it for granted. It’s way too easy to get comfortable and lulled into complacency — and into the false belief that liberty is a natural political state.

As any history buff knows, this is definitely NOT the case. Governments since the dawn of time have mostly been comprised of some sort of centralized control — whether it’s a monarchy, oligarchy or dictatorship. While God endows every human being with unalienable rights, flawed human nature consolidated in the form of oppressive political systems has trampled all over them throughout the centuries. While freedom is a natural state of man, it’s not a natural state of government.

Which is exactly why what America’s Founding Fathers did on July 4, 1776 is the greatest political event in history. Knowing that by signing the Declaration of Independence they were also signing their death warrant, our Founders nevertheless stood strong and united against tyranny and in defense of every individual’s God-given right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. (Note: it’s pursuit of happiness; not a guarantee of it). That is what we celebrate every year on July 4 as the blessed recipients of their legacy.

So yes, have a blast watching fireworks, eating burgers and hot dogs and hanging out by the beach. But remember to bless the memory of America’s Founding Fathers who made it possible for all of us to live in freedom. Then rejoin the fight to preserve it.

Have a great week everyone!

 

 

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