Insurance Industry News from ProgramBusiness.comA Message From The Fourth
The Fourth of July is a week past, but ProgramBusiness Storefront Owner Landy Insurance http://www.programbusiness.com/tracking/sftracker.asp?SFid=173 sent out a holiday message to clients, prospects and friends, which I believe is worth repeating. Here it is:
Home of the Free and the Brave
Pursuit of Happiness...
This year, the Fourth of July has more meaning in the shadow of the tragic events of last fall.
It is easy for all of us to become distracted by the day-to day activities of servicing our clients, addressing the issues of the day and striving to grow our businesses.
As we celebrate this special day of our country’s freedom and independence, we should fly our country’s colors a little higher, take time away from our busy schedule to honor our fallen heroes with more conviction, and truly reflect upon the freedoms that we enjoy in our great country.
On this day of freedom we need to look within ourselves and consider the potential of who we are, who we might become and what we might contribute while being respectful of having the privilege to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
At The Herbert H. Landy Insurance Agency we all wish you and your family a wonderful and safe Fourth of July! Thank you for allowing us to be a small part of your business world. Have a great Holiday.
The message then included the text of the Declaration of Independence:
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, 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.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent shouClick for the whole story...