Friday, July 04, 2008

4th of July Statement From Christopher Reed

232 years ago on the 4th day of July a body of representatives came together to declare as a self-evident truth, that all men were created equal.

Since the day of this great nation's birth we have enjoyed both greatness and sorrow. Everyday we are inundated with statements of "what's wrong with America?". Let us on this day discuss what's RIGHT with America.

Since its inception, the United States has done more to secure freedom around the world than any other country or countries in history. Never before in the history of man, has one country had the power to conquer so many, yet acted so little. No country in the world is as charitable as the United States. As a country, we give more to the world financially than ALL other countries combined. As a country, even the poorest among us enjoy material wealth not enjoyed b the majority of the world.

So, the next time you hear someone complain about what is wrong with America, remind them of the greatness of this country. Ours is the greatest country God has ever given man.

Nowhere in the world is there a better chance for success than the United States. In this country, I have three simple rules to ensure success in this country. If you adhere to these simple principles, you will be guaranteed success. 1. Don't do drugs or associate with those who use or distribute them. 2. Graduate from High School. 3. Don't get pregnant or cause someone to become pregnant out of wedlock. Follow these simple rules and you too can be successful in this country.

Reflect with me on the high improbability of the forging of this country. Can there be any doubt of divine intervention? As Ronald Reagan said, "If we forget that we are one nation under God, then as a nation we will go under".

As a veteran, I would like to personally thank all of those past and present who have sacrificed so much to ensure the vitality of this great country. As a Naval veteran myself, I had the opportunity to serve alongside some of this country's greatest men and women.

Today truly marks a grand occasion that many have celebrated before us, and God willing and by the hard work of many, future generations will continue to celebrate the birth of this great nation.

Thank you and God bless America,

Christopher Reed
Candidate, US Senate