Saturday, July 4, 2009

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness


Today as we celebrate the birth of our nation, I'd like to take a moment to reflect on the amazing brilliance of our Founding Fathers. Without their collective intelligence, dedication and hard work we would not be living in the great country that we are today. Their foresight and intelligence are the reason we have a Constitution that has stood up for 233 years. When you really think about that, it is truly incredible and a testament to the brilliance of these men. Benjamin Franklin has always been a hero of mine and my favorite Founding Father (what? You don't all have a favorite?). And as much as I realize that he was a cad and a womanizer, he was also a brilliant thinker, philosopher and inventor. A truly brilliant man. In the words of the great Benjamin Franklin:

"God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: 'This is my country.'"


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