When in the course of human events, July 4th rolls around, it is time to say...
Happy Independence Day!
To paraphrase some famous Americans, 34 score years ago our forefathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal, and that they have been endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, and that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
Now we are engaged in a great politico-socio-economic war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. May G-d grant us the insight, wisdom, and moral courage to extricate ourselves from the self-destructive morass in which we find ourselves—that we might once more be a shining city on a hill.
May G-d bless us as we bless ourselves by re-discovering and re-committing to the founding principles of this nation that have guided us through 238 years.