Friday, July 04, 2008

July 4, 2008 Help Wanted: Visionaries and Statesmen

I was trying to think of something to say that was moving and profound but flat-out drew a blank.

So I went back through my digital image archives and found some photos that I like that have American flags in them and worked on them a little in Photoshop Elements.

When those men signed the American Declaration of Independence, they were committing treason and by placing their names on the document, essentially signed a death warrant on themselves.

These days in America it has become popular to denigrate our country's founding fathers, some even calling them evil for owning slaves.

All I can say is America's founding fathers were entirely human, yet they were used by God to create an incredibly strong, free country in which, eventually, ALL men and women could be free.

These flawed men were still great men. There aren't really any great men on the national scene in America right now.

We sure could use a couple more visionaries of the stature of Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin today.

Neither John McCain nor Barack Obama even come close.

1 comment:

Big Sis's Friend Pattie said...

Did you happen to see the John Adams series HBO did recently? Very good!!