We the People of the United States….

Yesterday was a great day of festivities with the grandchildren.  We had a cook out, they went and saw their uncle perform in a concert, and we wound up the day watching fireworks.   Creekside Park in Archdale provided an excellent display of illuminating fire-flowers and resounding booms seen by thousands in the park and surrounding neighborhoods.  I took along Key Rey and Than Naw Tu because there is nothing like watching fire-works through the eyes of a refugee.

Two documents from history should accompany this post, and some pictures.

Preamble to the Constitution:    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence,promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

And because we have our constitution, Emma Lazarus wrote this quote etched on the Statue of Liberty:

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

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Previous July 4th Posts:

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

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About johnmcmurphy

Jesus is first and foremost in my life. He is above all religions, principalities and powers. In everything He must increase and I must decrease. Into the hands of Jesus, God has placed life and death, truth and purity. strength and meaning. Only in a growing understanding of the triune God, and his son Jesus can I do, breathe, exist and serve. I have a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Vennard College, a Master's in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a Ph. D. from Ohio State in Family Relations and Human Development. I am an ordained pastor involved in cross-cultural ministry. I am currently employed at several colleges as an instructor. If you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment, I screen all comments and so you can leave further contact information which I will erase before it is published. -John

Posted on July 5, 2013, in K-L, Karen, Kayah, T-U, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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