If you’ve done any international travel, you have a passport. 2020 was our year to get new ones, and after we received them in the mail, I perused through and discovered the interesting quotes in front of this document. You can’t get across any border without a passport, and these quotes tell of the freedom-loving country America is. How much longer will this freedom experiment last? We will see. But ultimately, freedom comes from Christ alone, and those who know this can petition the Father for a freedom-loving country and their walk of freedom in Christ. Take some time to ponder these quotes and leave a comment of your favorite. And take a moment to pray for your own journey with Christ and pray for America.
O say does that star spangled banner yet wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
…and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth, A Lincoln
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessing of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
The principle of free governments adheres to the American soil. It is bedded in it, immovable as its mountains. Daniel Webster
Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair. George Washington
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. excerpt from the Declaration of Independence
We have a great dream. It started way back in 1776, and God grant that America will be true to her dream. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well of ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty. John F. Kennedy
This is a new nation, based on a mighty continent, of boundless possibilities. Theodore Roosevelt
Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world must first come to pass in the heart of America. Dwight D. Eisenhower
For this is what America is all about. It is the uncrossed desert and the unclimbed ridge. It is the star that is not reached and the harvest sleeping in the unplowed ground. Is our world gone? We say, “ Farewell.” Is a new world coming? We welcome it- and we will bend it to the hopes of man. Lyndon B. Johnson
May God continue the unity of our country as the railroad unites the two great oceans of the world.
inscribed on the Golden Spike, Promontory Point, 1869
The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a part of a class – it is the cause of humankind, the very birthright of humanity. Anna Julia Cooper
Every generation has the obligation to free men’s minds for a look at new worlds … to look out from a higher plateau than the last generation. Ellison S. Onizuka
We send thanks to all the Animal life in the world. They have many things to teach us as people. We are glad they are still here, and we hope it will always be so.
excerpt from the Thanksgiving Address, Mohawk version