Thursday, July 4, 2013

Today's MOZEN 7/4/2013

Words and Photo by F LoBuono
I often ask myself, why bother writing? I'm sure others ask the same thing: yes, Frank, why ARE you still writing? When you stop laughing, I'll explain. Just when I'm feeling like it's all some colossal waste of time (I mean is anyone REALLY reading this stuff? Does anyone care? SHOULD anyone care?), I'll read something that demonstrates why ALL writers are compelled to write. When one skillful enough can marry the passion of ideas with the power to communicate through the written word, the results can transform the world.

So, it was, on this Fourth of July, the anniversary of the Birth of a Nation, I was once again truly inspired by one of the greatest documents ever conceived and brilliantly executed: The United States Declaration of Independence. The power in the words makes them ALIVE and, through that strength, moved us to the action that changed the world forever. Their eloquence captures the essence of dignity, liberty, and justice.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. . .

Do yourself a favor and read the entire document. Whether you consider yourself a "traditional" patriot or someone, perhaps, a bit more "anti-establishment", one cannot help but be moved and inspired by such a noble attempt to show the world a possible path to real freedom. And, 237 years later, those words still ring true.


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