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Have a happy and gratitude-filled Independence Day!

Original post made by Perspective on Jul 4, 2011

Heat or no heat, I am looking forward to the BBQ and relaxing in gratitude to our founding mothers and fathers who birthed with blood, sweat, tears and sacrifice the miracle of this, the greatest country on earth, the longest running Consititutional Republic in the world, the first and only to acknowledge that we are endowed with inalienable rights that can not be abridged by man,..the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Now, like Franklin said to a lady in a crowd, who, at the close of the Constitutional Convention, called out, "Mr. Franklin! What kind of a government have you given us?"

"A Republic, madam, if you can hold on to it!"

Let's hope we can hold onto it!

Happy 4th!

Comments (3)

Posted by cele, a resident of Palo Verde
on Jul 4, 2011 at 6:45 pm

This summer this country celebrates their 90th birthday of its imfamous party at July 1st”£They put up lights around every major city and students go through extensive education re this event£¬it seems like they all enjoy it”£It reminds me our 4th of July.


Posted by Democrat, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 4, 2011 at 11:18 pm

I hung a flag outside our house. I am third generation, Chinese, but I appreciate all the opportunities there are here in America. That's why everyone wants to immigrate to here. More people should hang the American flag, as a tribute to freedom and our veterans. Too many Americans don't appreciate living in the United States.


Posted by Perspective, a resident of Meadow Park
on Jul 5, 2011 at 11:33 am

Yup. Agreed. Takes children of immigrants to really understand what great gift our foremothers and forefathers brought us by moving here. Too many of us have no clue the limits on speech, opportunity, religion, personal liberty, property rights and self-defense most of the world places on people.

I enjoyed yesterday quite a bit, and hope you all did, too.


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