July 5th, the Declaration of Independence has been signed, the Revolutionary War has been won and the celebrations, complete with fireworks, have concluded. Now begins the hard work of being the United States of America. For on July 5th we must begin conducting ourselves in a manner which clearly demonstrates the truths we hold (and proclaim) to be self-evident. That ALL people truly are create equal. And that they each been endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among them being Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
Please join me in praying for our nation, our leaders and even ourselves. That we will not allow fear, arrogance, or a sense of entitlement to distract us from pursuing these principals.
I love our country, which is why I humbly pray, "May God have mercy on the United States of America."
(Navajo, Dutch, American)