Romney: “Appreciate Blessing of Liberty, America’s Greatest Days Yet Ahead”

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Governor Mitt Romney today released the following July 4th statement:

Today we celebrate 236 years of the world’s greatest design for liberty and self-government. As we gather to enjoy food and fireworks, let us also take a moment to pay tribute to the patriots who signed the Declaration of Independence — and the brave men and women who have fought to protect our freedoms through every generation that has followed. With so many around the world still consigned to tyranny, the Fourth of July is a time to appreciate the blessing of liberty and be thankful that we are Americans.”

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‘Romney For President’ also released this fantastic new web video The Best of America:

“Everywhere I go, I meet people who represent the best of America. They are hopeful, hard-working, determined and proud.”

“These Americans are quiet heroes. They raise strong families, run our factories, and grow our food. They coach Little League and soccer. They serve on the PTA. Their volunteers help our neighbors. And they dream big dreams…”

“The vision and the values, the character and the can-do spirit that you find in our small towns have made America great.”

This is the America known for thriving farms and factories. For prosperous towns and cities and great colleges and universities. For solid communities and churches. All of them born out of American optimism; nourished and sustained by hard work and a belief that the American future is one of the limitless possibilities and that opportunity is an American birthright.”

“There was a time – not so long ago – when each of us could walk a little taller and stand a little straighter because we had a gift that no one else in the world shared. We were Americans.”

“We knew it without question. And so did the world.”

“The spirit that has brought this country together.”

“Those days are coming back. That’s our destiny.”

“From now until November, our campaign will carry a simple message: America’s greatest days are yet ahead.”

~ Governor Mitt Romney

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Let freedom ring!

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Presidents’ Day 2010: Will We Protect the Legacy of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln?

Presidents’ Day reminds us to stop. To ponder. To remember.

Today we honor two humble, extraordinary men in America’s history who didn’t flinch in the face of extreme tyranny. Engaged in causes far greater than themselves, one would become the military pillar that would lead a raggle-taggle band of revolutionaries to establish a new nation. The other would become the moral pillar that would oversee a civil war to ultimately extend the rights of the United States Constitution to all men and, in the doing, preserve our union.

Our first president, George Washington, and our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, are hero exemplars of courage and moral fortitude. Both men faced great peril and extended periods of uncertainty in their lifetimes. From the strength of their deep convictions, they made bold choices and took sweeping actions that laid the framework for the lives we lead today.

We reflect on their legacy…

David McCullough narrates the life of George Washington:

In honoring Washington and Lincoln, we must remember and honor all who supported them, sacrificed for them, and fought for the cause of freedom:

The Revolutionary War

Quotes from President Washington:

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.

Abraham Lincoln (shown at 2008 Republican National Convention)

Civil War

Quotes from President Lincoln:

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts.

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.

Washington and Lincoln bequeathed to us a new nation and a better nation. They proved that with bravery, enterprise, and skill, the seemingly impossible was possible. Above all, they wanted us to cherish and protect freedom. In giving their all so we could live free from repression, their legacy reminds us of the blessings and privileges provided in the United States Constitution. Resounding through history, their voices rouse us to safeguard America and ensure that future generations of Americans do not bow under the yoke of tyranny.

Will we employ the necessary fortitude and vigiliance to heed their call?