In memory of those whose dreams and schemes gave us this land, of those who died for the freedom that was America, of those whose blood watered the Tree of Liberty.
We have not kept your dream. We have abandoned your hopes. We have sold the freedom you died for us to have. We have failed you.
In memory of that for which which once she stood,
In hope of that for which she yet may stand.
July Fourth, Two Thousand and Five, a mere two hundred and twenty-nine years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, found America in the later stages of giving up freedom for security and finding she had neither.