Freedom of expression, a right particularly important to writers, exists in America because men and women who have come before us have fought and died to ensure our rights.
This week, as we remember and celebrate the birth of the United States of Americas, we thank our soldiers and those great writers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution whose ideas, radical as they were at the time, have left us with unprecedented freedoms.
God bless America, and bless our citizens with the gumption we need to continue to protect our freedoms here in the United States and all over the world wherever people long for liberty.
Happy Independence Day, my fellow Americans. God bless you, one and all.
Fran Shaff, Award-Winning Author