Today, I am thankful that I was born an American. I pray that our country will soon have compassionate and visionary leaders who work diligently to preserve rather than usurp our innate rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. ~Abraham Lincoln
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home. ~Edward R. Murrow
For this blessing, I am grateful.