Independence Day 2017
July 5, 2017
Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (July 5)
July 5, 2017

“This was the object of the Declaration of Independence. Not to find out new principles, or new arguments, never before thought of, not merely to say things which had never been said before; but to place before mankind the common sense of the subject, in terms so plain and firm as to command their assent, and to justify ourselves in the independent stand we are compelled to take.”
~Thomas Jefferson (1825)

Illustration:  Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World (The Unveiling of the Statue of Liberty) by Edward Moran, 1886 [Museum of the City of New York]