04 July 2014
Happy Independence Day!
It's difficult for us to imagine today, but back in 1776, the idea of a sovereign people freely choosing to form a government tasked with protecting the inalienable rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness simply did not exist. Until then, people lived under the oppression of monarchies that ruled by dictate based on birthright.
Drawing from the ideas of the greats of the Age of Enlightenment such as Locke and Montesquieu, our Founding Fathers created a completely new framework for the relationship between the people and their government. Although many countries have since attained liberty in varying degrees, the unique combination of ideas behind our Founding is the basis for the concept of American Exceptionalism.
We could not be prouder to be Americans and are humbled to serve those who defend the United States Constitution and the vision of the Founding Fathers that so many brave Americans have fought and died for.
May we never lose sight of our responsibility to preserve the blessings of liberty for every future generation.
Have a safe and happy Independence Day Weekend!
Posted by MaryAnn