As Americans gather together to celebrate their independence, may we recall this timely quote from the late President John F Kennedy:

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Wherever you are today, have a safe, happy — and considered — celebration of American independence. Men fought, died and went bankrupt to make it possible in 1776.

Freedom and liberty involve sacrifice. Sometimes it is financial. Sometimes it involves the loss of life or reputation.

May Americans never view liberty as a trivial matter.

Once lost, it is rarely recovered.

(Graphic courtesy of Crayfisher.)

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