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The American Spirit, 1st Lt. Derick Carver

Written By: Rep. Ted Poe  |  Posted: Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

"Of the People, by the People." No other words better define who we are as a nation. The shot heard round the world set freedom in motion, but it was the American spirit that lit the fuse.

Our Founders believed that our rights were endowed by our Creator, not by the government. The Declaration of Independence was an indictment of King George III by the people. His punishment: lose the Colonies to democracy; to freedom. From the very beginning, it has been the people of this country who have always come to the rescue when freedom is threatened.

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