Today is our Independence Day! [Dick Farley]

Let us face it with Fortitude and Faith

and with complete Freedom from fear!


It is still America for so long as

WE say it is America, and we are

open to its growth and change and

maturity trending toward its rebirth

and reconsideration for its renewal.

Also if we live so as to share its strengths,

and as if we deserve to live here, so we

may embrace The American Idea through

honoring its values and processes while we

demonstrate its values to our entire planet.


On a closely linked world, those values by

which a civilization is led, through whatever

processes power may be disseminated and to

whatever degree it is shared, determine if that

planet or culture or nation is populated by

slaves or by citizens, knowing or unknowing.


Those who may undermine or derail how

America breathes and grows are guilty of

strangling and suffocating its very Future!


Dick Farley,  July 4, 2012

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