Our founding fathers were brave men, fighting for liberty in the face of oppression. And today, we celebrate that. In the summer of 1776, in one gutsy move, fifty-six delegates signed their name to the Declaration of Independence. They were free. Yet in many ways, the Declaration meant liberty and justice for white American males, but few others. The generations that followed fought hard for many of the freedoms we take for granted today. The Civil War and Emancipation Proclamation, Women’s suffrage, The Civil Rights movement. Each a battle treat all people as equals, each with a tremendous cost.
What the founding fathers accomplished should indeed be celebrated, but it was only the beginning. May we now stand on their shoulders and fight for liberty and justice for all and not give up until every man, woman, and child is free.
Happy 4th of July!