I love America! That concept seems a bit less precious to many than in days gone by. But, I love it-no doubt. Why?
Well, my occupation in Public Relations depends on the “freedom of speech” promised by our Constitution. The concept of a “free press” is required for an effective PR campaign. Americans have fought boldly for more than two centuries to preserve these rights – my ancestors included.
The challenge is freedom requires personal responsibility. Not everyone understands that, nor wants to pay the price for that privilege. Great statesmen, entrepreneurs, corporate and civic leaders understand this concept. “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” That saying applies to freedom in America.
So, let’s remember the Red, White, and Blue this Independence Day. Red – for the blood of brave men and women who gave up their tomorrow’s for us. White – for the purity of character required to lead and preserve freedom in any country. Blue – for patriots who continue to take responsibility and pay the price of service and leadership.
That is union “of the people…for the people…by the people” may not perish from the earth.Share