Podcast 78 This podcast will be to the point. The title says it all. I love America. I believe in the phrase God bless America. I also hope that God continues to bless our country this 4th of July. As we gather with family and friends I want us all to remember those who gave so much so we can be free. In honor of those, I wanted to discuss three foundational words to our country. Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Life The most precious gift in this world is life. Life is the first unalienable right that our founders said was given by God. Please take note that I said our rights are derived by God, not Government. The government cannot give you life, or should not take it away from an innocent person. The Judeo-Christian values that our founders built this country on still ring true to this day. We are a people of life. Although those in some political factions tell you that not all lives matter, according to our founders they do. As you celebrate this fourth of July remember your life. Remember the loss of life, that many gave freely to set you free. From revolutionary soldiers at Valley Forge fighting for the life of this great country. The soldiers at Gettysburg who fought that all lives county have freedom. To the honorable men and women today that stand each day to make sure we have preserved life. Take time today to remember those, and where your right to life comes from. Liberty Liberty is defined as the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority. The ability to say what you would like given in the first amendment. The ability to own firearms guaranteed by the 2nd amendment. And the 13th amendment which Abolishes slavery, and involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for a crime. Liberty is part of the fabric of American culture. God ordained liberty, and our founders felt it essential to the foundation of our country. The 4th of July is a celebration of liberty. We even have an old cracked bell in Philadelphia that bears the name "The Liberty Bell." As you see Ol' Glory wave in the summer breeze today, think of what it means. That under that beautiful banner we have liberty. And as our sacred pledge states, with "Liberty and Justice for All." Pursuit of Happiness The final unalienable right written in the Declaration of Independence coincides with the previous two. The pursuit of happiness is not going to take place without life and liberty. My ability to proudly wave my countries colors is part of my pursuit of happiness. Men and women throughout history have bled and died so that we can continue our journey towards happiness.The opposite of happiness is sadness. America grants you the right that if you are unhappy, you can search or pursue happiness in your life. The pursuit of happiness is defined as a fundamental right mentioned in the Declaration of Independence to freely pursue joy and live life in a way that makes you happy, as long as you don't do anything illegal or violate the rights of others. God bless America These three rights, given by our creator, are unable to be taken away by government. Given only by God, and supported by the blood, sweat, and tears of previous generations. On this day of celebration, remember the tenets of the faith of our country. Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. May God bless you, and may God continue to bless the United States of America. Remember the phrase God Bless America. Happy 4th of July!