Friday, July 3, 2009

Let Freedom Ring

Declan Mccullagh photography

We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls. ~Robert J. McCracken

My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy! ~Thomas Jefferson

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. ~Erma Bombeck

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. ~Anonymous


Lonnie Hanzon said...

Oh Erma! Rest her soul where the grass grows greener over the septic tank.

And thank you Yoli for your comments. they arew blessings.

rochambeau said...

Beautiful quote Yoli!
Wishing you and your family a wonderful 4th!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

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Björnik said...

Hi Yoli! I'm back! I'm sorry if I got you worried for a while. I've been very busy preparing for a trip that I shall soon talk about in my blog.

By the way, this is a very lovely photo with very thought provoking quotes from great men. Thank you for sharing!:)

A Cuban In London said...

I love Erma's quote. Yup, it's right, give us a picnic, not tanks.

Greetings from London.