There are those who would claim that the framers of the Constitution, by not repeating the references to God found in the declaration, intentionally rejected God as the foundation
of our nation. Today, however, no one can read the words of the Declaration of Independence and fail to see that the freedom we celebrate today was and is a gift from God.
On this day they proclaimed a fundamental belief in that God not only created humanity, but endowed that humanity with rights which no human source should deny, a belief that above human law there exists natural law against which all human law must be judged and at times found wanting.
Among the hamburgers, hot dogs, beer, and fireworks, let us not forget to stop at some point and say from the bottom of our hearts, "Thank God."