"The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable
Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be
celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It
ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion
to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade,
with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from
one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.
think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. -- I am well aware of the
Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration,
and support and defend these States. -- Yet through all the Gloom I can see the
Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth
all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days
Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We
words that were written by John Adams to his wife, Abigail on the 3rd of July
than ever, I feel that we need leaders like our founding fathers. I'm not
talking about white men in powdered wigs who didn't bathe often. I'm
talking about people who are passionate and devoted to what these men laid
forth. I'm talking about human beings who are committed to service to
this country and ALL of its people; not for profit, but because it is what is
honor our forefathers not because they were perfect; they were quite plainly
not. They fought amongst themselves. They often disliked each
other. But they were committed to a cause. They served even though their
service came at great cost; not just to them, but to their families. They
believed in something unique: The United States of America.
WE need to believe in the same. We need to BE passionate, devoted and selfless
leaders who will serve for all citizens of this country. If we cannot be
that kind of leader, as it is not a calling for everyone, then we MUST find and
support those who are. It doesn't matter what sex they are or what the
color of their skin is. It doesn't matter how old or what party they are
a member of. What matters is that we find or be the kind of people that
our founding fathers were; committed servants of the people and for the
people DO exist. Perhaps you are one of them. If you are, then I
say thank you for your service and do not be deterred by anyone or anything on
your path. If you know one, show your appreciation and support.
Encourage them; for a life of service is not (and should not) be an easy one.
America was born a great nation because of the principles on
which it was founded: "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. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men,
deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever
any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of
the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying
its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to
them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness"
They are not just words; they are our foundation. We
all need to work, by either being or supporting, leaders that will keep that
foundation firm; not just for today, but for the years, decades and centuries
WE need to believe in the same. We need to BE passionate, devoted and selfless leaders who will serve for all citizens of this country. If we cannot be that kind of leader, as it is not a calling for everyone, then we MUST find and support those who are. It doesn't matter what sex they are or what the color of their skin is. It doesn't matter how old or what party they are a member of. What matters is that we find or be the kind of people that our founding fathers were; committed servants of the people and for the country.