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Celebrating Independence Day

Among our BBQ's; family gatherings and picnics; we should take a minute or two and reflect on the 'what' and 'why' of Independence Day.

Following all the hulla balloo about Supreme Court rulings recently, this article:

Perhaps this isn't the cheeriest of columns to write over Independence Day. But it's certainly appropriate. Thomas Jefferson famously wrote that, ''eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.'' We obviously haven't been vigilant enough.

Coincidentally, July 4 marks not only the birth of America, but the death of two of its founders ? Jefferson and John Adams both died on this day in 1826, the 50th anniversary of America's independence.

Perhaps we should mark the date not only by celebrating America's independence, but by working to insure that this July 4 doesn't also mark the death of the ideas that animated its founding.

Full article: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,161422,00.html

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(NT) (NT) So true.....So Sad

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well as long as theres soldiers and presidents

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like we have now wont ever die our freedom

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