The family’s off to celebrate FreedomFest 2010 with ribs and things that go BOOM! Take a moment to view the pretty picture, read the following quotes I found that seemed to speak to where my heart is today, insert something profound and patriotic here that I might have said if I’d bothered to really think about it, and then celebrate freedom in your own fashion.
There are two freedoms – the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought. ~Charles Kingsley
Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity. Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong. ~James Bryce
Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn’t. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let men label you as they may. ~Mark Twain