Large Photo and Music Loading....
©Rhythm On The Rock Productions
Rhythm On The Rock Productions
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,
the people he chose for his inheritance.
From heaven the LORD looks down
and sees all mankind;
from his dwelling place he watches
all who live on earth —
he who forms the hearts of all,
who considers everything they do.
No king is saved by the size of his army;
no warrior escapes by his great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;
despite all its great strength it cannot save.
But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him,
on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
to deliver them from death
and keep them alive in famine.
Music now playing by Christopher W. French
More albums to enjoy at Rhythm On The Rock Productions.
On July 4, 1776, we claimed our independence from Britain and Democracy was born. Every day thousands leave
their homeland to come to the "land of the free and the home of the brave" so they can begin their American Dream.
The United States is truly a diverse nation made up of dynamic people. Each year on July 4, Americans celebrate
that freedom and independence with barbecues, picnics, and family gatherings. Through the Internet we are learning
about and communicating with people of different nations, with different languages and different races throughout
the world. Bringing the world closer with understanding and knowledge can only benefit all nations.
Some Famous Quotes and Sayings...
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. ~Abraham Lincoln
It can not be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but
by Christians, not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ! ~Patrick Henry
It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. ~Dick Cheney
We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs
but to secure liberty for their souls. ~Robert J. McCracken
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
No one is free when others are oppressed. ~Author Unknown
Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we
understand it. ~Abraham Lincoln
Men fight for freedom, then they begin to accumulate laws to take it away from themselves. ~Author
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened
about his own neck. ~Frederick Douglass
Let freedom never perish in your hands. ~Joseph Addison
I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt
that all men are created free and equal. ~Abraham Lincoln
Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?...I know not what
course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! ~Patrick Henry
Who speaks of liberty while the human mind is in chains? ~Francis Wright
We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home. ~Edward R. Murrow
I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery. ~Author Unknown
The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the
people to restrain the government -- lest it come to dominate our lives and interests. ~ Patrick Henry
Freedom is never free. ~Author Unknown
Whenever I hear any one arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
It is impossible rightly to govern the world without God and the Bible. ~Unknown
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we
destroyed ourselves. ~Abraham Lincoln
Some Bible verses about freedom (in a different sense) from the NIV translation.
1 Peter 2:16-17
Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil;
live as servants of God. Show proper respect to everyone:
Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have,
because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."
Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men, because you know that the Lord will
reward everyone for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free.
You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather,
serve one another in love. The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then,
and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
1 Corinthians 9:19-20
Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.
You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
"If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
Sometimes in our everyday lives we tend to forget what's going on elsewhere in the world and that the brave men
and women of the service are just like you and I. They have family and friends back home who love them very
much and are praying for their safe return. Please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our troops (land, air,
and sea) in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq, and around the world. Of all the gifts we could give the US Military, Prayer
is the very best one.
The United States Declaration of Independence was an
act of the Second Continental Congress, adopted on July
4, 1776, which declared that the Thirteen Colonies were
independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain.
The Declaration is considered to be a preceding
founding document of the later formed United States of
America, where July 4 is celebrated as Independence
Day. At the time the Declaration was issued, the
American colonies were "united" in declaring their
independence from Great Britain, but were not yet
declaring themselves to be a single nation. That union
would evolve and take shape during the next few years
after the Declaration was issued.
The "Committee of Five" (delegated to draft the United States Declaration of Independence.)
Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 - 4 July 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–1809), the
principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for
his promotion of the ideals of Republicanism in the United States. Major events during his presidency include the
Louisiana Purchase (1803) and the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–1806).
Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the most critical Founding Fathers of the
United States. He was a leading author, politician, printer, scientist, inventor, civic activist, and diplomat. As a
political writer and activist he, more than anyone, invented the idea of an American nation, and as a diplomat
during the American Revolution, he secured the French alliance that helped to make independence possible.
John Adams, Jr. (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826) served as America's first Vice President (1789–1797) and
as its second President (1797–1801). Adams was a sponsor of the American Revolution in Massachusetts, and a
diplomat and a rebel in the 1770s. He was a driving force for independence in 1776; in fact, he was the "Colossus
of Independence" in Jefferson's understanding.
Robert R. Livingston (November 27, 1746 – February 26, 1813), of New York, was a delegate to the New
York state constitutional convention and a member of the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of
Independence, although he was recalled by his state before he could sign it. As Chancellor of the State of New
York, he administered the first oath of office to George Washington at Federal Hall in the City of New York, then
the capital of the United States. He was U.S. Minister to France from 1801 to 1804, and negotiated the Louisiana
Roger Sherman (April 19, 1721 – July 23, 1793) was an early American lawyer and politician. He served as the
first mayor of New Haven, Connecticut and served on the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of
Independence. He was the only person to sign all four great state papers: the Articles of Association, the
Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution.
Info from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The "Committee of Five" was the group delegated by the Second Continental Congress on June 11, 1776 to draft the
United States Declaration of Independence. The committee consisted of: John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin
Franklin of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, Robert R. Livingston of New York and Roger Sherman of
Connecticut. (See their photos and text below.)
President Abraham Lincoln succinctly explained the central importance of the Declaration to American history in
his Gettysburg Address of 1863: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a
new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”