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Posted by Transylvania County on June 30, 2020

July 4th will probably look very more differently in 2020 than maybe it ever has.  With everything that is currently going on in our nation today, let us be reminded….

 

"Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits." — Thomas Jefferson

 

"Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed — else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die." — Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

 — Ronald Reagan

 

"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." — George Washington

 

"Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable — a most sacred right — a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world." — Abraham Lincoln

 

"The way to secure liberty is to place it in the people’s hands, that is, to give them the power at all times to defend it in the legislature and in the courts of justice."

— John Adams

 

"In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved."

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

"America is a nation with a mission — and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace — a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman."

— George W. Bush