Moshe Dayan quoted, “Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.”
Napoleon Bonaparte said, “Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.”
Abraham Lincoln opined, “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”
And, as Robert J. McCracken pointed out, “We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls.”
Wherever you are in the country today, stretched out beside the sparkling waters of the Gulf, bent over a computer, or even vacuuming your floors—I want you take a minute to reflect on your fortunes and be grateful.
Because you have freedom of choice. The freedom to vote. The freedom to speak as you please, and to hold opinions that are unpopular. Because you live in the greatest country in the world.
Happy Birthday, USA. We love you.