Sunday, July 1, 2012

Happy Birthday USA


Proud to be An American
Originally uploaded by architekt2

Oh America, I love you. I love our emphasis on freedom for the individual, freedom of worship, freedom to own guns for sport and defense, freedom to dissent and for your beauty in our mountains and streams and pastures and people.

Here is a quote by President Woodrow Wilson, our 28th President:

"America was born a Christian nation. America was born to exemplify that devotion to the elements of righteousness which are derived from the revelations of Holy Scripture."

And a favorite quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson:
"For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?"

17 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

I'm proud to be an American too! sandie

Beatnheart said...

Hey Lady! wow when did you leave Sheboygan?
I graduated from South and 1970 and got out soon after...and you know what...I want to go back! hah...funny eh...thanks for stopping by ...don’t be a stranger...cynthia

Barbara F. said...

Amen!!!! xo

Daisy said...

I feel very fortunate to live here and wouldn't want to live anywhere else.

Tete said...

One of the greatest quotes. Love it!

koralee said...

Happy 4th of July....we celebrated Canada Day today up here. xo

Thisisme. said...

I love that quote at the end, and I think it's great how you are so proud to be an American. We should all be proud of the country where we live. When you see some poor people and how they have to live (in the Middle East for example), you realize just how fortunate we are to live where we do. I'm certainly very proud to be English!

Queenie Believe said...

Amen!
Hope your 4th of July holiday is great!
Always, Queenie

Sweet Tea said...

Have a great Independence Day.
God bless America!

Red Rose Alley said...

Happy 4th of July! I hope you and your family have a special day. I will probably just watch the fireworks at the local fairgrounds. Sometimes simple is good. Have fun.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

What a wonderful quote by W. Wilson. Honestly, if a sitting president said something like that today, they would probably try to impeach him for violation of church and state separation - or some such nonsense.

Thanks for stopping by Spots and Wrinkles. Happy 4th.

Amrita said...

Blessinhs

Maple Lane said...

A beautiful post, Terra. God bless you and yours this holiday week.

Linda said...

Terra,

Your post is beautiful! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July!
Linda

Patricia said...

The 4th of July is an emotional day and our red, white and blue blood surges. Enjoy your day. The question is, how do we express that patriotism everyday?

Buttercup said...

So much to be grateful for in our country. Hope you are enjoying a wonderful Fourth!

Annmarie Pipa said...

love your quotes!