Neil Diamond – America…From “The Jazz Singer”

This is a song that is in my head today as we celebrate our Independence Day. Neil Diamond is an American treasure.




As America celebrates its freedom we must insure that every person is indeed free to be who they were created to be. Freedom means having a responsibility to one another. People must have the liberty to worship, live and love in the manner they choose. When one group seeks to deny freedoms others enjoy then we all are at risk.

Freedoms come at a cost and its one we all must be willing to pay and it should never be used to exploit people for financial gain. Many in the world have the right to express themselves while others must go underground to seek the change they want to see.

“When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.

Charles Evans Hughes

Independence Day


As America celebrates its Independence Day we celebrate the concept of Freedom as something we enjoy. Taking our freedoms for granted is never a good thing. Remember there are many people in the world where the notion of freedom is a dream. As we celebrate this day of independence may we never forget the fact we all must work together to keep this country the best it can be for everyone. As God blesses us may other nations receive the same blessings too.

America For All!


May words like freedom, faith and heritage never be used to exclude or deny anyone the promise of America’s dream. We owe it to those who sacrificed much to ensure the liberties we have today for Everyone! If America is to be a great nation we must care for the least of these among us. Inclusion into community is what our country should be about.



We are watching the movie “Lincoln“ starring Daniel Day Lewis and Sally Field. Seems appropriate in light of the z Independence Day holiday tomorrow. Lewis is quite good. It’s hour a great cast. Nice to see history come to life.

Everyone must have freedom to pursue life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. No matter what.