Yesterday, the 4th of July has come and gone again as the many before. As I made the rounds to my favorite sites I read many great tributes to those who founded this great nation and all were filled with hope for the future. But that word, "Hope" has taken on a new meaning as of late and in fact, has been stolen by those who would discard the dreams of Jefferson and Washington and introduce a foreign ideology, an alien dream to our shores. The founders and those who followed after, book marked July 4th as a beginning and the many who followed have continued the dreams of those early patriots. The torch of liberty has been passed to those of us in this generation and as before it must be kept burning by the patriots of today who will gather strength from our fathers who have gone before and our Father in Heaven.