Wednesday, July 04, 2007

tell them to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper

One of my favorite American presidents was Ronald Reagan.

I'll let him wish you a Happy 4th of July ...

"Somewhere in our growing up we began to be aware of the meaning of days and with that awareness came the birth of patriotism. July Fourth is the birthday of our nation. I believed as a boy, and believe even more today, that it is the birthday of the greatest nation on earth... In recent years, however, I’ve come to think of that day as more than just the birthday of a nation. It also commemorates the only true philosophical revolution in all history. Oh, there have been revolutions before and since ours. But those revolutions simply exchanged one set of rules for another. Ours was a revolution that changed the very concept of government. Let the Fourth of July always be a reminder that here in this land, for the first time, it was decided that man is born with certain God-given rights; that government is only a convenience created and managed by the people, with no powers of its own except those voluntarily granted to it by the people. We sometimes forget that great truth, and we never should. Happy Fourth of July." (Emphasis mine)

Enjoy today and have a burger and a hot dog and an ice cold Cherry Coke, but enjoy just one for the Gipper as well.


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