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Honoring the Fourth July 4, 2009

Posted by ourfriendben in Ben Franklin, wit and wisdom.
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Our friend Ben has asked for and gotten permission from our friend and fellow blog contributor, Richard Saunders, to reprint some wonderful patriotic quotes from his July 4th 2008 post, “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” (which see). Be we never so cynical the rest of the year, let’s take a minute to consider these comments today, since they summarize why America is what it is.

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.”—Benjamin Franklin

“May I never wake up from the American dream.”—Carrie Latet

“America is a passionate idea or it is nothing.”—Max Lerner

“Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American.”—Woodrow Wilson

“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.”—William Jefferson Clinton

Happy Fourth of July to all! And if you have favorite quotes for the occasion, please share them with us!

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