A Book of Mormon prophet wrote of the land we now know as America. “For behold, this is a land which is choice above all other lands; wherefore he that doth possess it shall serve God or shall be swept off; for it is the everlasting decree of God.”(Ether 2:9-10)
Our family legend (meaning I have yet to validate the connection) has it that we are descendants of Robert Morris, Declaration of Independence signer. A few years ago, I had the opportunity to visit Independence Hall in Philadelphia. It was a sacred experience for me, and I consider it hallowed ground. Our Founders knew that individuals are entitled to certain rights and privileges Many of them believed in a Greater Power, and that all people should be free to worship as they choose.
As Americans celebrate Independence Day today, we also give thanks to God from whom all blessings come.