Today I heard something really beautiful about freedom (and I thought it was really fitting for the fourth): we have to keep in mind the different between freedom and liberty.

Liberty is exterior. We have to stand up for our rights and for our country so that we are allowed to have  our unalienable rights of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. Freedom can be a little different. Freedom can be interior. Because it’s interior, no one can take that freedom from us. We can believe what we want and do what we think is right, and it is even more important to keep that interior freedom as well the external liberty.

With those thoughts of liberty and freedom, here are a few of my favorite quotes from the Declaration of Independence:

“We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states.”

“And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.”

Happy Independence Day!!!!! God bless America:)

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