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.
— Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration of Independence
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, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
— President Ronald Reagan
Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the path to destruction.
— Thomas Jefferson
On this, the 232nd birthday of this great nation, let us all make a pledge and a promise to preserve for ourselves and our posterity the blessings of Liberty. To get involved. To make a difference. To take pride in our history, and who we are as Americans. And to ensure that this great great nation shall not perish from this earth.
God bless us all, and God bless the United States of America.