Monday, July 4, 2011

The MGM Wishes You a Happy Independence Day


My third 4th of July as a U.S. citizen (although I've lived here for 21 years.) Here, in celebration, are some quotes about the land I am proud to call home:

This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in. ~Theodore Roosevelt

When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great mountains, and the sea. He means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect. ~Adlai Stevenson

I just don't know why they're shooting at us. All we want to do is bring them democracy and white bread. Transplant the American dream. Freedom. Achievement. Hyperacidity. Affluence. Flatulence. Technology. Tension. The inalienable right to an early coronary sitting at your desk while plotting to stab your boss in the back. ~Hawkeye, M*A*S*H, "O.R."


Let America realize that self-scrutiny is not treason. Self-examination is not disloyalty. ~Richard Cardinal Cushing

Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country. ~Sinclair Lewis

(No Marvelous Middle Grade Monday today. Be back next week.)


  1. Enjoy the holiday. Awesome that you're a U.S. citizen. My daughter is adopted from China and became a citizen at 2. I still remember that very special day is our lives.

  2. These are awesome. I've always loved this one:

    “You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.” - Winston Churchill (I'm sure he was talking about the U.S. joining WWII)

    Happy Fourth of July, Mike!

  3. Great quotes -- thanks for sharing. Enjoy a safe and happy Independence Day!


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