|July 2, 2013 - New York – The AJC weekly radio messages are broadcast on the CBS radio network, before The Osgood File. All AJC radio commentaries since 2001 are available at www.ajc.org/radiocommentary.|
The full text of this week's commentary follows:
week we 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.
America is a work in progress, constantly seeking to overcome its
shortcomings.This, too, reflects our
we must always do better to achieve our founders’ 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.
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
of July, America.
David Harris of AJC.