Happy Independence Day!

I absolutely love this holiday… And we should never take lightly what our Founding Fathers — and those men and women since — fought and died for… No, as history shows, we’re not perfect. But we’re still growing… As long as we don’t grow away from what our founders intended, we’ll get stronger. I still have hope!

Here’s a quote you might like to consider:

“Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress.

If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption.

If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature…

If the next centennial does not find us a great nation…it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.”

Congressman (later, President) James Garfield
July 4, 1876

Have a beautiful Fourth of July, everyone!