03 Jul Personally…
Independence Day is a profoundly significant
It is the celebration of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, and of the radical ideas it embraces. The Declaration declared that the starting point of thinking and planning everything about this new nation, is that we acknowledge and honor, and will build our entire new country around the timeless truth that men and women have rights given to them by their Creator simply because they were born.
Government exists to protect and secure these rights, and has power only based on the consent of the governed.
Our Founders wrote:
In recent years my husband and I have celebrated Independence Day by hosting a small dinner at which our guests take turns reading short, profound quotes by our founders, and other significant thought leaders in American history. Friends gathered in our home depart at the end of these special evenings newly and deeply inspired about the identity and meaning of America, including the place of God, faith, and the Bible in the hearts of our founders and leaders. HERE is a link to those readings. Hope you enjoy them.
I’ll talk to you next week. I can’t wait!