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The Liberty Tribune

Our blog consists of vineyard happenings, winemaking insights, event highlights, 
and curated quotes from Founders!

George Washington
July 26, 2023 | George Washington

Truth Will Prevail

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Thomas Jefferson
July 19, 2023 | Thomas Jefferson

Freedom of the Press

Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.

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Benjamin Franklin
July 12, 2023 | Benjamin Franklin

Do vs Say

Well done is better than well said.

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Thomas Jefferson
July 3, 2023 | Thomas Jefferson

Too Much Liberty?

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.

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Neil Diamond
July 1, 2023 | Neil Diamond

America - lyrics

by Neil Diamond (1980) for The Jazz Singer

We've been traveling far
Without a home
But not without a star

Only want to be free
We huddle close
Hang on to a dream

On the boats and on the planes
They're coming to America
Never looking back again
They're coming to America
Home, don't it seem so far away
Oh, we're traveling light today
In the eye of the storm
In the eye of the storm

Home, to a new and a shiny place
Make our bed, and we'll say our grace
Freedom's light burning warm
Freedom's light burning warm

Everywhere around the world
They're coming to America
Every time that flag's unfurled
They're coming to America

Got a dream to take them there
They're coming to America
Got a dream they've come to share
They're coming to America

They're coming to America
They're coming to America
They're coming to America
They're coming to America

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Benjamin Franklin
June 28, 2023 | Benjamin Franklin

Studying Nature

He studying nature grows serenely wise.

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Thomas Jefferson
June 21, 2023 | Thomas Jefferson

Liberty, Science, Virtue

Liberty is the great parent of science and of virtue; and a nation will be great in both in proportion as it is free.

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Ronald Reagan
June 13, 2023 | Ronald Reagan

Flag Day

May 12, 1986

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation  (Proclamation 5476 -- Flag Day and National Flag Week, 1986)

Over two hundred years ago, in June 1775, the first distinctive American flags were flown over the colonial defenses during the Battle of Bunker Hill. One flag was an adaptation of the British Blue Ensign, while the other displayed the pine tree, a symbol of the experience of Americans who had wrested their land from the wilderness.

As the colonials moved toward a final separation from Great Britain, other flags appeared. At least two of them featured a rattlesnake, symbolizing vigilance and deadly striking power. One bore the legend

"Liberty or Death''; the other, "Don't Tread on Me.'' The Grand Union Flag was raised over Washington's Continental Army Headquarters on January 1, 1776. It displayed not only the British crosses of St. Andrew and St. George, but also thirteen red and white stripes to symbolize the American colonies. The Bennington flag also appeared in 1776, with thirteen stars, thirteen stripes, and the number ``76.''

Two years after the Battle of Bunker Hill, on June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress adopted a flag that expressed clearly the unity and resolve of the patriots who had banded together in the cause of independence. The delegates voted ``that the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field representing a new constellation.''

After more than two centuries, with the addition of thirty-seven stars, each representing one of our 50 States, the flag chosen by the Continental Congress on that June day in Philadelphia still waves over our Nation. This flag symbolizes our shared commitment to freedom and federalism and carries a message of hope to the afflicted, of opportunity to the oppressed, and of peace to all humanity.

To commemorate the adoption of our flag, the Congress, by a joint resolution approved August 3, 1949 (63 Stat. 492), designated June 14 of each year as Flag Day and requested the President to issue an annual proclamation calling for its observance and for the display of the Flag of the United States on all government buildings. The Congress also requested the President, by joint resolution approved June 9, 1966 (80 Stat. 194), to issue annually a proclamation designating the week in which June 14 occurs as National Flag Week and calling upon all citizens of the United States to display the flag during that week.

Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate June 14, 1986, as Flag Day and the week beginning June 8, 1986, as National Flag Week, and I direct the appropriate officials of the government to display the Flag of the United States on all government buildings during that week. I urge all Americans to observe Flag Day, June 14, and Flag Week by flying the Stars and Stripes from their homes and other suitable places.

I also urge the American people to celebrate those days from Flag Day through Independence Day, set aside by Congress as a time to honor America (89 Stat. 211), by having public gatherings and activities at which they can honor their country in an appropriate manner, especially by ceremonies in which all renew their dedication by publicly reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of May, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and tenth.

Ronald Reagan

Source: https://www.reaganlibrary.gov/archives/speech/proclamations-may-12-1986

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Alexander Hamilton
May 31, 2023 | Alexander Hamilton

Written, as with a Sunbeam

The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the Divinity itself, and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.

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Benjamin Franklin
May 24, 2023 | Benjamin Franklin

A true friend

A true friend is the best possession.

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