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Taking a stand for liberty

Friday, July 4, 2014

"This was the object of the Declaration of Independence. Not to find out new principles, or new arguments, never before thought of, not merely to say things which had never been said before; but to place before mankind the common sense of the subject, in terms so plain and firm as to command their assent, and to justify ourselves in the independent stand we are compelled to take."

-- Thomas Jefferson

The simplicity of liberty is evident in Mr. Jefferson's words, however difficult and costly achieving it may be. As we celebrate another Independence Day, reflecting on our liberty should always be fresh, as if we only became independent the day before.

Keeping that "common sense" in front of us is the only way to truly appreciate the gift we have. And it's a gift that has often been as difficult to keep as obtain throughout history.

During this holiday, please take some time to reflect on this country's liberty, and remember those who have made it possible for us to continue to enjoy it, and may we never take that gift for granted.

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