Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Birthday America

What are we up to now? 227 years if you date back to the signing of the U.S.Constitution. Our freedoms as Americans can easily be taken for granted, but glancing at the headlines of any national newspaper this week brings all Americans back to reality. ISIS taking over parts of Syria and Iraq, raids on Christian churches in Nigeria, pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, and in our own backyard a San Diego community forcing back buses full of illegal immigrants attempting to cross the border from Mexico. 

America still remains the land of the free and the home of the brave. As Americans we should not lose sight of our freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution. Before tonight's fireworks begin over White Bear Lake here in Minnesota, I do hope that you and yours have had an enjoyable 4th of July in whatever part of the world you may have celebrated today. Remember what a democracy means. Remember those who fought for the freedom you appreciate today. 

“Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people.” 
 Abraham Lincoln

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