This is excellent and well worth a few minutes to read.
Thanks to Elihu: Perfect Freedom – Elihu’s Corner
And let us answer, ‘Free people, worthy of freedom and determined not only to remain so but to help others gain their freedom as well.’
~ Ronald Reagan
Over 240 years ago, the American colonists—feeling overburdened by the oppressive laws of England—determined to overthrow English rule and bring forth a nation of their own. The Declaration of Independence, ratified July 4, 1776, declared the desire to be free, but did not actually make the colonists free. Freedom always comes at a hefty price, and in the case of the American Revolution, it came at the cost of blood, property, and happiness for many men and women.
Source: Perfect Freedom – Elihu’s Corner