Thursday, July 4, 2013

July 4th

Today I celebrate ordinary people who through their vision for equality, liberty, and the common good created the nation I love and call home. I celebrate ordinary people who take the oath of office, and with it service; who speak for justice in our courts, newspapers, and in our streets; who live with civility and respect for all their neighbors; who wear a uniform or not, but love America. I love ordinary people who will pack a picnic, play with their children, & choke up when our anthem is played. I love our pledge that in its separate parts speaks volumes about who we are and what we stand for: One nation. Under God. Indivisible. With liberty. And justice. For all. Happy Fourth!