Sunday, July 04, 2004

Worthwhile thoughts

I don't know what I should be writing for such a day as this so I am not going to steal thunder from those to whom it rightfully belongs. A few good quotes are worth more than what I could ever dream up.

"We live in an age of science and of abounding accumulation of material things. These did not create our Declaration. Our Declaration created them. The things of the spirit come first. Unless we cling to that, all our material prosperity, overwhelming though it may appear, will turn to a barren scepter in our grasp."
--Calvin Coolidge

"Let the Fourth of July always be a reminder that here in this land, for the first time, it was decided that man is born with certain God-given rights; that government is only a convenience created and managed by the people, with no powers of its own except those voluntarily granted to it by the people."
--Ronald Reagan

The leadership of the free world was thrust upon us two centuries ago in that little hall of Philadelphia. ... We are indeed, and we are today, the last best hope of man on earth."
--Ronald Reagan

Quotes are selected from The Federalist e-Journal
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