Celebrating Liberty
Celebrating Liberty
Written By David E. Smith   |   07.04.14
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“The general principles on which the Fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity.” 
~John Adams, signer of the Declaration of Independence
and second president of the United States.

Today, the United States of America celebrates the 238th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Americans across the nation and across the world will gather to celebrate America’s courageous decision to throw off tyranny and separate from an oppressive ruler and government. The Declaration states that that all men are created equal and “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” 

As you gather with your loved ones this special holiday weekend, please pause to pray for our nation and our leaders. Pray that God would move in the hearts and in the minds of his people. Pray that Christians would engage the culture and work to protect the values and beliefs that the Founding Fathers left us. Judeo-Christian values are vital to the health of our country, and we thank each of you for defending those values, even as the work intensifies.

The staff and board of directors of Illinois Family Institute wish you and your family all the blessings that our wonderful nation has to offer. We hope your Independence Day is a great celebration!

David  E. Smith
Dave Smith is the executive director of Illinois Family Institute (501c3) and Illinois Family Action (501c4). David has 30 years of experience in public policy and grass-roots activism that includes...
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