July 4

Questioning the recent misuse of the word patriot – for July 4th I share words from a few Americans who loved their country and made a difference, and who might not be so happy with current events.

Mark Twain “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.” .

Theodore Roosevelt “This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed; We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (in her 1845 Declaration of Rights and Sentiments) revised Thomas Jefferson’s words to read “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.” She also wrote “A government is just only when the whole people share equally in its protection and advantages.

Happy 242th birthday United States, a work in progress, needing revisions, updates, and lots of fine tuning, but still viable with many good traits and good people. 🇺🇸

Have a Happy 4th!

10 thoughts on “July 4

  1. Thank you for reminding us of the meaning of holiday and sharing others truths.  I think we can all learning from such wise people. Love carolynn

    Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S® 6, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

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  2. I hope Liberty and Justice for all is still part of God’s plan for this country!
    Holding it in my heart today, and every day .
    Have a fun & blessed Fourth, Mike, PJ and Abby!

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  3. Happy Fourth, dear cousin! Those are wonderful quotes. We’ll be watching the parade in our little town today, then my annual hotdog at the Pig War picnic. I hope you and Mikey enjoy the holiday and I hope Abby isn’t bothered by any fireworks.

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