|AJC national radio message|
June 27, 2011 – New York
– AJC Executive Director David Harris, in his national radio commentary, celebrates
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The full text of this week’s commentary follows:
Monday, we'll celebrate the 4th of July.
the fireworks and family fun, let's reflect on the larger meaning of our
nation's birth date.
is a priceless gift. We owe those who defend it more than we can ever express.
the beginning, America
has served as a beacon of hope for the oppressed. Just ask those who fled
political and religious tyranny what America means to them.
is a work in progress, constantly seeking to overcome its shortcomings. This,
too, reflects our nation's greatness.
know we must always do better to achieve our founder's vision, 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.
this 4th of July, let's recall the words from the Hebrew Bible inscribed on the
Liberty Bell. “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the
4th of July, America.
is David Harris of AJC.Date: 6/27/2011