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Giving Thanks: Independence Day 2014


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free·dom

noun: freedom ?fr?d?m
  • The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.
  • Absence of subjection to foreign domination or despotic government.
  • The state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.

 from the voices of leaders….

I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts. ~Psalm 119:45

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, – Isaiah 61:1  / Luke 4:18

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. ~John 8:36

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.~2 Corinthians 3:17

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. – George Washington

My God!  How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!  ~Thomas Jefferson

Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought. Let us have faith that right makes might and in that faith let us; to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it. ~ Abraham Lincoln

The winds that blow through the wide sky in these mounts, the winds that sweep from Canada to Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic – have always blown on free men.  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.  ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. ~John F. Kennedy

This, then, is the state of the union:  free and restless, growing and full of hope.  So it was in the beginning.  So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith.  ~Lyndon B. Johnson

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. – Ronald Reagen

We will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter, and we will not fail. Peace and Freedom will prevail. ~ George W. Bush

Giving thanks to God this day for the home of the brave and the land of the free.

Independence Day 2014

God Bless America.

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