Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th of July

I love this country. I really do. The more I study the history, the more I love it. I try to remember that, at the time, the men and women who risked their lives to bring about this country, did so with no assurances - and great odds against them - that they would succeed. They had no real idea what this country would become. They had a hope. And an idea. For something that had never been done before.

On the eve of the 4th of July - the anniversary of the birth of this country - something which never ceases to amaze me - one of my favorite quotes from National Treasure:

A toast? Yeah. To high treason. That's what these men were committing when they signed the Declaration. Had we lost the war, they would have been hanged, beheaded, drawn and quartered, and-Oh! Oh, my personal favorite-and had their entrails cut out and 'burned'! So... Here's to the men who did what was considered wrong, in order to do what they knew was right...


  1. Cheers! I posted about July 4 also, but mine is a little less serious :)

  2. Two references to this movie. I think you must love Nicolas Cage. Happy Independence Day!