"The true meaning of America, you ask? It's in a Texas rodeo, in a policeman's badge, in the sound of laughing children, in a political rally, in a newspaper.....in all these things, and many more, you'll find America. In all these things, you'll find freedom. And freedom is what America means to the world. And to me." - Audie Murphy "America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact - the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality." - Adlai E. Stevenson "America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way around. Human rights invented America." - Jimmy Carter "There are those who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American dream." - Archibald MacLeish "Building a better you is the first step to building a better America." - Zig Ziglar "There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure." - Dwight D. Eisenhower "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." - Abraham Lincoln "No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent." - Abraham Lincoln "Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves." - Abraham Lincoln "Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." - Abraham Lincoln "There is an option still left to the United States of America, that it is in their choice and depends upon their conduct, whether they will be respectable and prosperous or contemptible and miserable as a nation." - George Washington "If our country is worth dying for in a time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace." - Hamilton Fish "You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism." - Erma Bombeck "This, then, is the state of the union: free and restless, growing and full of hope. So it was in the beginning. So it shall always be while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith." - Lyndon B. Johnson God Bless the USA Lee Greenwood's God Bless the USA God Bless America [youtubevid]H13R_stGuLo[/youtubevid] Note: I chose the above quotes because I like them, and not due to any particular parties the authors have been/are associated with. HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY TO MY BOC FAMILY!!!