What are your thoughts about independence and liberty?
July Fourth . . . the day United States citizens celebrate our independence from England. Years of taxation without representation. Oppression. And a yearning to live for God and to find new life.
And eventually, a battle for control. Who would control the thirteen colonies comprised of people who sailed across an ocean for independence, a new start, or adventure?
This post isn’t a deep dive into United States history. Rather, let’s ponder nine quotes by thinkers and statesmen throughout our (relatively speaking) short history as a nation. I’d love to hear your thoughts about independence and liberty, nationally and personally.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” ~Ronald Reagan (1911-2001) American President, Actor9 Thoughts About Independence and Liberty—Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. #tellhisstorylinkup #independence #quoted Click To Tweet
“In the summer of 1776, our Founding Fathers sought to secure our independence and the liberties that remain the foundation of our nation today.” ~Doc Hastings
“The Declaration of Independence was always our vision of who we wanted to be, our ideal of freedom and justice, how we were going to be different, and what the American experiment was going to be about.” ~Marian Wright Edelman
“The Pilgrims came to America not to accumulate riches but to worship God, and the greatest wealth they left unborn generations was their heroic example of sacrifice that their souls might be free.” ~Harry Moyle Tippett
“Those who won our independence . . . valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.” ~Louis D. Brandeis
“I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it.” ~John Thune (Senator, 1961- )
“Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence.” ~David Ben-Gurion9 Thoughts About Independence and Liberty—Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence. #tellhisstorylinkup #independence #quoted Click To Tweet
“The independence of the United States is not only more precious to ourselves but to the world than any single possession.” ~Henry Cabot Lodge
“Our founders got it right when they wrote in the Declaration of Independence that our rights come from nature and nature’s God, not from government.” ~Paul Ryan
That’s it for this week.
What about you? Share your thoughts about independence and liberty and what it means to you. What quote about liberty and independence stands out to you and why?
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