God’s Great Companion Gift

Rare in the history of mankind,
Remote in the lives of men,
Discerned by a few luminaries through the ages,
Coveted by those who never experienced it,
Envied by the enslaved, downtrodden masses,
Under-appraised by the fortunate few who inherit it,
Difficult to define in the 21st Century,
Instantly recognizable in its absence -Liberty!
America’s Founding Fathers charged us to “. . . secure the Blessings of Liberty to . . . Posterity . . . .”

George F. Cahill
Chairman Emeritus, PEI


Reflections on Liberty

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable 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 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.”

—Declaration of Independence as originally written by Thomas Jefferson, 1776.