Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko Churchill | July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July

Dear fellow Americans,

Wishing you many more happy years on this awesome adventure of Democracy on this day of remembrance of all things we hold dear.

Because with this Holiday you always remind me of things worth dying for…

now is my turn to remind you of a couple of things too:

Please remember that Democracy and Liberty are both very Fragile.

And you personal responsibility is not just to Vote every four years following your heart, but because America is now facing the proverbial Crossroads… your responsibility is to be civic minded.

Simple as that. That’s all what’s required.

And that way you help America take and maintain the high road and not the path to Perdition.

And it should take the High Road for everything else represents a total and unequivocal LOSS.

Yet we must remind our friends in power and those occupying high places – same as warn our friends in low places – that Democracy and Liberty are both rather FRAGILE and need your protection.

You Matter. Every single one of you matters.

And as “The first truth is that neither Liberty nor Democracy are safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism–ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt — we must not wither in our principle and the pursuit of both.

 And never should we drop our vigilance to protect this Open Democracy we all so LOVE.

Or as Thomas Jefferson cautioned us about the evils of seeking short-termism and personal gain alone, we should involve ourselves in the Body Politic for the pursuit of the well being of others just as for ourselves and for SERVICE to Society at large.

Because in this era of unbridled individualism and selfishness, we must be reminded of the words of the Framers themselves.

For the Declaration of Independence authors were not greed-is-good types of people. Rather they were community minded organizers and benevolent leaders.

“Self-love,” Jefferson wrote to a friend 38 years after the Declaration, “is no part of morality. Indeed it is exactly its counterpart. It is the sole antagonist of virtue leading us constantly by our propensities to self-gratification in violation of our moral duties to others.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

And George Washington said: ” Stand up for the Rights of those who have no right to voice…”

Last we should remember old Abe who emancipated America itself …

He emancipated America from FEAR.

When in doubt always remember what He said: “A house divided against itself cannot stand”

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

Yours,

Pano

PS:

All the Best and GodSpeed


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