Monday, February 16, 2015

President's Day

Happy to be enjoying part of this day with my family. The Presidency of the United States has been an awesome responsibility taken on by many astounding people over the history of our nation. Some of the best folks to ever hold the office have used it to aspire the nation and the world to reach for bigger and greater things.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was among the greatest at this, a year before our nation's involvement in the Second World War, FDR gave us this speech:

“In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way — everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want — which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants-everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear — which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor — anywhere in the world.

That is no vision of a distant millennium. It is a definite basis for a kind of world attainable in our own time and generation. That kind of world is the very antithesis of the so-called new order of tyranny which the dictators seek to create with the crash of a bomb.”

We have been blessed to have had such great individuals lead us.

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