Friday, July 4, 2014

1387. Sunshine patriots

Many U.S. citizens don't appreciate freedom.  This gives me Paine.
The Fourth of July comes each year
Celebrated with flags and good cheer
We're lucky descendants,
For our independence
Is worth more than fireworks and beer.

In 1776, Thomas Paine wrote, These are the times that try men's souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.

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