Celebrating America… 245 years ago on July 4th in Independence Hall, the final draft of the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress. By August 2nd, 56 men had come forward to sign the parchment. It was noted that they pledged to one another their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.
They were brave. They stayed brave through all the bloodshed of the coming years. Their courage created a nation, America, built on a claim to human dignity, on the proposition that every man, woman, and child has a right to freedom, and that the colonies “of Right ought to be, Free and Independent States.”
My own Kentucky roots run deep. My family was granted land in Kentucky for their service in the Revolutionary War. Like each of you, I love our state and I love our nation, her people, her vast resources and her beauty.
As we gather for our 4th of July parades, cookouts and fireworks in celebration of our Nation’s birthday, may we each find a moment to pause and thank Almighty God for the freedom we have inherited as our birthright— the freedom that we want each and every child and our grandchildren to inherit as their birthright— the right to LIFE, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Serving as your director of Kentucky Right to Life, I take comfort in knowing you are there to support us in the battle to defend the dignity, value, and the freedoms of the most vulnerable of our cherished citizens — from conception to natural death.
Thank you and God bless each of you and your families! May God bless America.