July 4

Written by Bill Grandi on July 4th, 2023

Happy Independence Day! This will be a very short post because I want you to spend the time with your family and remembering and celebrating the birth of our nation.  Please keep in mind that despite all its flaws (can we expect anything differently?), this is still best country to live in. I have said it before that if a person is unhappy and threatens to live somewhere else, I say, “Go. Arrivaderci. Sayonara. Good-bye. Good riddance.” (and all the other words that go along with that sentiment).  I will reserve all political comments since I prefer not to comment at all…except one. It has been my contention that if someone doesn’t like living here and the freedom to express themselves, then by all means go to Russia, or China, or North Korea or some other “great place to live” and try speaking freely there. How much do you like your head? ‘Nuff said.

The sacrifices that were made when those early colonists and their ragtag army took on the British army and secured our freedom must never be forgotten. The price many of those early signers of the Declaration of Independence paid can never be minimized. I could list what kind of sacrifices the singers of the DoI made, but here is a complete listing for you:https://www.nhccs.org/Destiny.html

Please check it out. It is quite telling.

Meanwhile, be grateful for your freedom.


10 Comments so far ↓

  1. Glynn says:

    I read the list f what happened to the many of the signers. Freedom has a price. Happy Fourth of July, Bill!

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Being a writer that doesn’t surprise me Glynn. We need more readers and those who respect the freedom we have because of that list. Thanks for reading and making a comment. Happy 4th to you as well.

  2. There is no freedom without sacrifice, Bill. Like you, I’m giving thanks for those whose vision created the greatest country on earth!
    Happy Independence Day!

    • Bill Grandi says:

      We do have much to be thankful for and the immense sacrifice made Martha. Giving thanks with you

  3. Ed says:

    It’s a great country to live in..despite all it’s problems. But at least you can moan and groan here.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      I agree about the country we live in Ed. And that is certainly a unique, but true, perspective. 🙂

  4. Ryan S. says:

    Very thankful for the Freedom we have…
    and as you mention… the sacrifices made to secure that freedom… Some day we may be called to sacrifice to maintain that freedom. Let’s not forget and let us not take for granted the sacrifices that are ongoing as we remember the 4th!

  5. Cheryl says:

    Amen, and amen, Pastor Bill! Thank God for the freedoms we do still have in this great country. I often think of those dear, brave souls who fought and gave all they had to give us this precious freedom and I just wonder what they would think if they were to come back today and see what some of it is being used for. Dear Lord, help us all.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      My mind goes to the vets who came home from VietNam and were vilified for serving our country in a war they didn’t ask for. How that had to hurt their heart! I never want to take for granted the freedom I have…in the country or in Christ.