Friday, July 2, 2010

These truths are self-evident

I've been more and more interested in what makes this a great country.  As we celebrate our independence, I want to brag on our country.

It all begins with the truths that we hold to be self-evident:  that all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  In 1776 we said to the world, "We can all agree on this..."  Certain rights come from God, not government. 

Our country was founded on freedom as a gift from God, not a privilege to be granted by government.  By appealing to God and setting people free, our founders unleashed the power of the human spirit to create the greatest, most prosperous society in history.

It is a Republic, Benjamin Franklin said, if we can keep it.