July 4, 2003

Happy 4th of July

Wish I knew how to put a wonderful picture here, but will just write a few words instead.

Happy Birthday to us! Let Freedom ring!

America is an Idea.
Let's keep this idea alive and cherish it!
As citizens of this country,
remember that we are also citizens of the world.
There can be no separation! We are One.

Freedom is an ideal. And, we must be aware to be free.
Awareness is our responsibility.
If we do not pay attention, we could lose our precious rights.
And if we continue on our present course,
we may no longer be free.

I found this:
As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is up to us.
Arnold J. Toynbee

And this:
For the nation's rise and fall every citizen has a responsibility.
Chinese Proverb

The words of a great American:
"Darkness can not drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
Martin Luther King Jr.

So while we enjoy our picnics and our fireworks.
Let's celebrate our freedoms while we still have them!


Matt did a neat remix of his masthead to celebrate.
Look here and click on the words to make them go:

And, Mike called to tell me he just posted this:

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