|Grateful Greetings, July 4th 2018
We have been blessed by the presence and words of many people who articulate the cause of Freedom, the opportunities it affords and the responsibilities it has placed on all of us.
The quality of your life is determined by the quality of the decisions that you make. - Porter Haliburton, Commander USN, Vietnam, POW
The more uncertain are the people of the world...the more they need a ringing statement of America's democratic ideals...It is never untimely to yank the rope of Freedom's bell. - Frank Capra, Film Maker
If we continue to consume the benefits of a free society without replenishing or nourishing that society, we will eventually deplete...the blessings of Liberty. - Justice Clarence Thomas
Helping the poor financially must always be a provisional solution in the face of pressing needs. The broader objective should always be to allow them a dignified life through work. - Pope Francis
Today many in our country are focused on Rights and Privileges. Fifty years ago the focus was on Obligation and Responsibilities. - Lou Holtz
I'm free to think and to speak. My ancestors couldn't. I can. And my children will. - Mr. Smith (in Capra's Mister Smith Goes To Washington)
If we are to preserve Freedom for America (and our example for the world) our focus must be on Empowerment-Opportunity-Responsibility. Not on Welfare-Entitlement-Dependence. - Charles Krauthammer
My fondest hope...is that you will love your country, not for her power or wealth, but for her selflessness and her idealism. - Ronald Reagan
Our hope is that these reflections on Freedom will cause you to contemplate our blessing of Liberty. Each of us is a trustee of a heritage we did not create but have the responsibility to maintain. May God bless you, and all of those whom you love, on the occasion of this July 4 remembrance and may God Bless America.
In appreciation of your friendship,
Bradford L. Sims