Saturday, July 4, 2009

Independence Day 2009

I am so thankful to live in the USA, Its not a perfect country, no where but Heaven is perfect, but we have so much to be thankful for in this country, so very much!!
Those things which our Forefathers met over and discussed, argued, tooled and retooled as men took up arms to begin a long fight for what would ultimately be the creation of a new nation, are solid principles, not made of "Silly Putty" to be manipulated at the whim of the current holder, but God inspired and centered-principles. I plan to read our Declaration of Independence and our Bill of Rights at dinner today as we enjoy our back yard bar-be-que . The Bill of Rights came some years after the fighting, after the victory and while people were proudly calling themselves citizens of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, but the theories, the gut-held beliefs in and of those Rights was a huge part of why the Colonists fought. I can't claim "Daughters of the American Revolution" bragging rights. My grandparents came to this country in the late 19th and early 20th century...to escape tyranny in other parts of the world. My family, probably most of yours, ARE the "huddled masses longing to be free" that the inscription on the Statue of Liberty refer to. We are the ultimate benefactors of everything the Framers and Fore Fathers of the United States of America stood, and fought for in the court houses and on the battle fields. Adding children whom we've adopted from other countries adds to my belief in the principles of the United States. Those principles were not practiced in their countries, and we all recognize how vast are the differences.
I am proud to be an American. I have always been proud to be an American. I pray that the day never comes when I do not want to proudly make that declaration. Regardless, on any given day, I will not cease to be humbly excited to be a Citizen of Heaven, where God, not a document is the Law of the Land , and where no amendments ever need to be added or repealed. AMERICA..............BLESS GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2 comments:

Sarah Dawn said...

Be proud, be proud sweet one. And yes, even though we don't live in the US, it blesses us tremendously to be sent from the US to share God's love in the nations.

Enjoy the 4th festivities for me too,
Sarah Dawn

Lola said...

I’m Blog Hopping! Hope you have a happy and safe 4th of July weekend.

Please stop by Lin's Duck and Wheel With String to vote for me, Lola, in her First Official Dork-Off Contest. Vote for my photo, because my kindergarten photo is THE dorkiest.

http://duckandwheelwithstring.blogspot.com/2009/07/first-official-dork-off.html

Thanks!
Lola

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