Land of the Free?

July 3, 2015

I’m thinking about the meaning of freedom on this Independence Day.

Patriotism in the Skagit Valley

Patriotism in the Skagit Valley

“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”  — Abraham Lincoln

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”  — Nelson Mandela

“. . .  my liberty depends on you being free, too.”  — Barack Obama, “Remarks by the President in Eulogy for the Honorable Clementa Pinckney”