Yesterday a note was sent our way by an old friend, Ken Filbert. We were moved by it and asked his permission to post it on Vital Signs Blog so that others could appreciate it too. Thanks, Ken.Happy Independence Day, U. S. A.
“The Fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army...We have, therefore, resolved to conquer or die.” (George Washington, addressing the Continental Army, 1776)
Thanks, Mr. Washington, for seeing clearly that the future and freedom of millions was at stake. Courage and conduct under God seemed to be the deciding factor. There are now millions that enjoy freedom that don’t know the history behind their freedom. Not knowing why sometimes causes good things to die. George Washington also said, “Truth will ultimately prevail where pains are taken to bring it to light.” The ongoing effort to shroud the truth and eliminate and distort our history has brought a darkness over our nation that only the light of truth will dispel. Pains must be taken to keep the lamp of liberty aflame, or the death of our liberty is inescapable.
Thomas Jefferson said, “God Who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberty of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?
The nation that forgets God also forgets His gifts. One of those gifts is freedom.
“Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of Lord is, there is liberty.” (I Corinthians 3:17)