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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Independence Day

We love the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. In fact, I even have some pictures of "Mary" and "Pa" driving a team of stuffed horses from the table- er, wagon. Enjoy some of Laura's wisdom with us this Fourth of July-
 The Declaration and the song came together in her mind, and she thought: God is America's king. She thought: Americans won't obey any king on earth. Americans are free. That means they have to obey their own consciences...
This is what it means to be free. It means, you have to be good. "Our father's God, author of liberty—" The laws of Nature and of Nature's God endow you with a right to life and liberty. Then you have to keep the laws of God, for God's law is the only thing that gives you a right to be free. 
Laura Ingalls 
July 4th, 1881
Little Town on the Prairie

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