King George said of the American colonists: “…everyone who disagrees with me is a traitor…”   Today, we celebrate the declaration that our government power lies with the people, not one individual, be it a King ….


… or a Fuhrer….

Concentration Camp Sachsenhausen, see previous post Forcing Memory

…or a president…..

Marching against Trump in West Palm Beach





…and that we are guaranteed the freedom of assembly and the freedom of speech……








…and the freedom of the press….

St. Paul Pioneer Press photo, response to acquittal of police officer                                              World Press Photo 2018 exhibition (Amsterdam) see previous post The Medium is the Message







…and that the laws of the land represent the will of the people.

*** BESTPIX *** Activists Demonstrate Against Trump's Immigration Policies In The Rotunda Of The U.S. Capitol
Children in Mylar blankets symbolically represent the thousands of children separated from families on the border (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The drafters of the Declaration of Independence wrote: “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

America’s Foreign Service representatives abroad (see previous post The Professional Diplomat ) pledge their loyalty to the country that was born on July 4, 1776. In November, we must vote for the people who remain true to those same ideals.

2 thoughts on “American Values

  1. I fully agree, but sometimes it does get so discouraging. We all should have learned in school to check sources, to read different points of view, to analyze statistics, to listen to each other. Sadly, most folks did not and so they are easily led astray.

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