Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Happy Birthday, America!

On July 4, 1776 independence from Britain was declared for the 13 colonies. Thomas Jefferson penned one of the most memorable phrases:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness."

Years later, President Abraham Lincoln, in his Gettysburg Address proclaimed:

"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."

There are many who believe there are still inequalities in this great country of ours, and there are, to a certain extent, but if one tries hard enough one can overcome any obstacle, regardless of the colour of one's skin or one's gender. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are great examples of that. With hard work and diligence one can achieve whatever one wishes to achieve. One can be anything one wants to be. Only in a democracy can that occur, and thank God we live in a democracy. We are the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave, and that does not come easily. Many are jealous of us and wish us ill, but we will prevail because at the heart of this great country is its people, and we the people are, at our core, generous and good hearted.

Happy 4th of July, my friends!

God Bless you and this country!


Z said...

GREAT post, Incognito!
Thanks for the inspiration!

HAPPY FOURTH to you and your readers, too! xxx Z

Nikki said...

You are a wise girl for supporting McCain! its slim pickins this year but he may only have one term in him...happy 4th and be safe! :)N

ExPreacherMan said...

Thanks Incognito,

I pray your optimism about the people of our Great Republic is not ill placed..

I am afraid the nanny state -- the Socialist state -- the Liberal State is brain-washing (dirtying) our citizens. I fear they will accept a radical Liberal because they hear warm and fuzzy words from his lying lips.

I pray you are right -- and I agree:



WomanHonorThyself said...

Happy Fourth of Jullllllllly my sweet friend! :)

Americaneocon said...

Wishing you a wonderful 4th of July!!

Pat Jenkins said...

amen sista incog... happy fourth of july weekend!!

Kate said...

hope you had a happy fourth, incog!!!

Steve Harkonnen said...

Hope yours was happy, Incognito. Do stop by our blog - Misfit is the host of ours.


Republican actress? Isn't that...rare?

Incognito said...

Thank you my friends. Hope you all had a wonderful 4th too.

Am still not back to blogging full time. Not till the show is over on the 13th. will look forward to blogging full time again.

STEVEH: Indeed, I am a rare breed. There aren't many of us, at least openly Republican. There might be more than we know, but we usually are not open about our politics.

Z said...

Steve and Incognito (HI!), there is a huge and growing group of COnservative actors, writers, producers, etc etc in the business here....Patricia Heaton, Kelsey Grammar and about 200 started last Fall..they're up in the thousands now! Keep praying!
A friend is in this group and I'm hoping to see her tomorrow and get some info on it. stay tuned!

Incognito said...

Z: Will be interested to hear all about it when we meet.. :-)

confessions said...

Its good to know that McCain too have its supporters. Otherwise everyone is just discussing about Obama and only Obama.