Sunday, December 18, 2011
Today's Founders Quote: A Noble Inheritance
"Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence."
- Joseph Story, 1833.
Simply put, we owe it to those who came before us and sacrificed, to let our kids know how America got there. iPods, iPads and LED TV's didn't just come around - they were brought about by the entrepreneurial spirit and urge for freedom of our founding fathers. That continued through 230 years of people who kept pushing the envelope, and protected by those who died saving our freedom.
A good example of peaceful enjoyment can be found watching The Big Bang Theory star, Kaley Cuoco (we'll pass on any Big Bang comments here). We don't know writes that show, but they're pretty damned smart - and lucky!