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Happy July 4th and Welcome

by @ 1:25 pm on July 4, 2005. Filed under Blogging, General, History
Welcome to the beginning of what will hopefully be something very interesting……..my blog. I’ve wanted to do this for awhile now and finally went ahead and did it. As time goes on, I’ll try to keep this place updated on a regular basis and, hopefully, more professional looking.I can’t think of anything significant to say about today’s date — July 4th — that hasn’t already been said by men more articulate than I for the past 229 years. Instead, I’ll just borrow something from out greatest Founding Father.

A few days before Thomas Jefferson died on July 4, 1826–the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence–he could see that the revolution he had helped to spark was burning throughout the world. He wrote:

“All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God. These are the grounds of hope for others. For ourselves, let the annual return of this day forever refresh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them?”
Couldn’t have said it better myself.
Happy 4th

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