Independence Day

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I sought for the key to the greatness and genius of America in her harbors...; in her fertile fields and boundless forests; in her rich mines and vast world commerce; in her public school system and institutions of learning. I sought for it in her democratic Congress and in her matchless Constitution.

Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power.

America is great because America is good,

and if America ever ceases to be good,

America will cease to be great.

~Alexis de Tocqueville

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  1. Love the picture of a simple coin with a great saying of all times. Oh and I have to say, the picture of the all-american truck is just to cool!!
    Happy 4th

  2. Kate took the "word" right out of my mouth---Amen! ;)

  3. Quite profound...and QUITE TRUE! Thanks for posting! Have a wonderful 4th!

  4. I've been singing "Born on the 4th of July" yes, just those 6 words...over and over and over.

    Anyhow, hope you and your family are ejoying the 4th and loved this quote, thanks for sharing.

    Happy Day, The Lady of the House

  5. I love it!
    Hope you had a great holiday!

  6. That was inspiring!!!

  7. In God We Trust is the official motto of the United States, the U.S. state of Florida and the Central American nation of Nicaragua.[1]

    The motto IN GOD WE TRUST was placed on United States coins largely because of the increased religious sentiment existing during the Civil War. The motto first appeared on the 1864 two-cent coin, followed in 1866 by the 5 cent nickel (1866-1883), quarter dollar, half dollar, silver dollar and gold dollars. It did not become the official U.S. national motto until after the passage of an Act of Congress in 1956.[2][3] It is codified as federal law in the United States Code at 36 U.S.C. § 302, which provides: "'In God we trust' is the national motto

    Thought you would like to know


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