“Our interest will be to throw open the doors of commerce, and to knock off all its shackles, giving perfect freedom to all persons for the vent [sale] of whatever they may choose to bring into our ports, and asking the same in theirs.” - Thomas Jefferson
Our Founding Fathers had the vision, the courage, and spirit to usher in independence at a time when the accepted model of government was monarchy. They faced enemies on all fronts, but never gave up. They fought very hard for the principles of independence until they brought forth a new nation—one that is “conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”
As we celebrate Independence Day, we remember our Founding Fathers and their pioneering efforts.
Despite our relatively short 236-year history, we, the people of United States of America, enjoy a standard of living that is the envy of other nations. The prosperity we enjoy today wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for our Founding Fathers who paved the way for a society based upon the principles of Free Enterprise and Limited Government.
How fortunate we are to have the freedom to direct our own lives and the opportunities to make our dreams come true. Our freedom is unique and wonderful because it allows us to choose our own destiny and offer us the resources to achieve it. It is really up to us to make it a reality.