As we in America celebrate Independence Day, the ever insightful Jonathan Lockwood Huie reminded us of this "Self-Evident" Truths....Happy 4th of July to all!!!
We hold these truths to be self-evident:
that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights,
among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson [Declaration of Independence]
They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
- Abraham Lincoln
The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke
The best way to enhance freedom in other lands
is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation.
- Jimmy Carter
We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
Independence of nation begins with independence of self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie