I’m writing this blog on the 236th birthday of The United States of America.
In referring to one of the great decisions of our nation’s birth, the man who was to become our 2nd president, John Adams, made the following statement. “Yesterday, the greatest question was decided which ever was debated in America; and a greater perhaps never was, nor will be, decided among men. A resolution was passed without one dissenting colony, that those United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.”
The principles of freedom that were introduced and integrated into the foundations of our great land are just as important now as they were then. Thousands of men and women have fought and died to protect and preserve those freedoms. In response, we today, should (1) be consciously and deliberately thankful for the freedoms we enjoy in our great county, and (2) be willing to do ANYTHING necessary to rightly protect and preserve them.
Some years after the first cited quote was made, the aformentioned Adams’ son and our 6th president, John Quincy Adams, made this remark. “Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.”
As we celebrate the birthday of our country today, let’s DO just THAT!