Saturday, July 3, 2004


Have a great Independence Day on the 4th of July! Here is an excerpt from Michael Berliner's article, Put 'Independence' back in Independence Day:

"Independence Day" is a critically important title. It signifies the fundamental meaning of this nation, not just of the holiday. The American Revolution remains unique in human history: a revolution — and a nation — founded on a moral principle, the principle of individual rights. Jefferson at Philadelphia and Washington at Valley Forge pledged their "lives, fortunes, and sacred honor." For what? Not for mere separation from England, not — like most rebels — for the "freedom" to set up their own tyranny. In fact, Britain's tyranny over the colonists was mild compared to what most current governments do to their citizens. (The Union Leader, NH, 07/03/04.)