The Sunday Message

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. – Preamble to the Declaration of Independence

God bless America! Have a wonderful Independence Day holiday!

 

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The Sunday Message

I hope you had a great Independence Day and you were able to enjoy the day with family and friends.

As I was watching the fireworks high in the sky over the Missouri River in Great Falls, Montana, Friday night, I felt a sense of pride in our country. We may fight like cats and dogs sometimes, but when we need to we circle the wagons because we are Americans first.

Around this time of year I always try to read something about the Declaration of Independence or about the 56 men who signed it – kind of a refresher course.

Most of the signers were lawyers and merchants. There were two listed as clergymen, although there have been some arguments about how many signers had been involved in ministry.

My favorite line is, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

We live in the greatest country on the face of the earth.

“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” –Galatians 5:13

 

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Thursday Numbers

Thanks for stopping by for your weekly dose of knowledge!

Have a wonderful Independence Day – and remember we are `Merica – so let’s do it right!

If you are a first-time visitor, “Thursday Numbers” is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with sarcasm) just to make you smile, shake your head, or make you send me nasty e-mails or Tweets.

This week I write about fireworks, World Cup, the USA in 1776 & 2014, American Crossroads, Veterans Administration, unemployment, Declaration of Independence, Benefis Health System, Liberty, Civil Rights Act, worst president, Air Force Global Strike Command, Yahoo Contributor Network, parking at Walmart, Mitt Romney, Fox News, a new four-star admiral, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Thanks for stopping by The Western Word to read this special Independence Day edition of “Thursday Numbers!”

If you are a new visitor, this column is where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes laced with just a little sarcasm).

NOTE: By reading this column you may be able to use the information to impress your family, friends, and co-workers. Consider this your warning.

This week I write about fireworks, the Statue of Liberty, our population past and present, unemployment, Freedom of Information Act, the Declaration of Independence, grilling, eating hot dogs, Jefferson and Adams, Liberty, Patriot, our Flag, Funniest 4th of July E-cards, beer consumption, a pot-bellied pig, and much more so read on!

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