Sunday, July 4, 2010

Quotes of the Day

"The Fourth of July is the most American of days. This is the day we celebrate our independence as a free nation. It stands for the American character that is determined to be subject to no man or king. This is the day that stands for liberty as Americans define it.

Now, in 2010, we are rapidly reaching a crossroads. The way our leaders are handling our national finance and taxes is causing us to ask whether we can remain free men and women. Politicians really believe that setting up a system that provides for everyone is the best form of society, and if our independence as a people is compromised, that no longer is important. They believe the national character of America has changed."

James S. Gilmore

On this day, 234 years ago, our founding fathers took the brave and courageous step of declaring independence from Great Britain. While to popular culture this act may seem a distant memory, the values our founders risked their lives for are still relevant today.

They saw the founding principles of Life, Liberty and Property as the bedrocks of a proper governmental system. They were worth making sacrifices for then and they still are today.

On the 4th of July, while you enjoy the summer sun and time with your family - I hope you will keep our Founders' words close to your heart. Never forget the reasons we are an independent nation, and never forget the men and women who serve and sacrifice to keep us free.

To the many Virginians who are serving their country either here at home or overseas and who risk their lives every day to defend freedom and keep us safe - THANK YOU.

I have included below the preamble to the Declaration of Independence; please take the time to re-read this important document, on this day, our 234th anniversary of independence.

Ken Cuccinelli, II
Attorney General of Virginia


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"Today, I don't hesitate to say that we have arrived at another unique moment in American history. A host of obstacles have been thrust upon our nation. How we respond is the challenge for our generation; it will determine what kind of country we will be.

Our country's greatest strength has always been the innovative spirit and resolve of the American People - each generation has left the next with a brighter future and a better world.

I am confident that together we will meet this challenge; we will preserve, protect and strengthen the country that we love."

Rep. Eric Cantor
House Republican Whip