Wednesday, July 04, 2007
No, I'm not talking about W's commutation of Scooter Libby's prison sentence.
I'm talking about what 56 men committed when they put their names to a document which would forever change the way people looked upon the institutions of government and thought about a strange new concept called "freedom".
Had Washington's fortunes been a little different at Valley Forge - or any number of other Revolutionary War battles, these men would have paid for their audacity with their lives and quite possibly the lives of their families.
with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providencemutually pledged to each other their lives, fortunes, and their Sacred Honor to the cause for which we today celebrate.
So, Dear Reader, have a great Fourth of July. Enjoy the fireworks, but remember that the first fireworks were real.
Here endeth the lesson.