Monday, July 4, 2011

What does the 4th of July mean …

Short blog this week --- and I hope you are enjoying the 4th weekend …

Everyone has their own perspective about the meaning of the 4th of July. It may be the celebrations, the family time, the fun stuff. A time to truly enjoy summer – a time to reflect on where you are and what we enjoy.

In that context, as one looks at the meaning of the 4th of July, it is important to know that many sacrificed to give us the freedoms we enjoy – freedoms such as:

· The ability to be what we want to be, uncontrolled by constraining laws or norms.

· The ability to earn a living in the manner we choose, in full control of ourselves and not oppression.

· The ability to select where we want to live.

In 1981, Ronald Reagan said it well:

Let the Fourth of July always be a reminder that here in this land, for the first time, it was decided that man is born with certain God-given rights; that government is only a convenience created and managed by the people, with no powers of its own except those voluntarily granted to it by the people.

We sometimes forget that great truth, and we never should.

Happy Fourth of July. Ronald Reagan President of the United States

So as you celebrate the 4th of July, please think about our forefathers and how they sacrificed to give us the freedoms and rights we enjoy – and then make something of it and make them proud. Be what you want to be – do what you love.

Be safe – be careful. Catch you next week.

And thank you for reading this. – Dan

Dan Moran

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