In the Preamble to the Constitution, the Farmers wrote that the entire point of the Constitution was “to form a more perfect Union.” Because that is what our country is. A union.
Not just a union of states, but of people – all with different beliefs, philosophies, traditions, origins, and stories. Even in divisive times like today, we are still a union. As a union we must continue to perfect, building on the work of those that came before us.
That is why, as we prepare to celebrate another Independence Day, we should not feel despair for the challenges that face our nation. Because America has faced all those challenges before – and come through it stronger. There were times when people in the past 100 years felt the union was coming apart at the seams.
But it did not. Nor will it today.
The Farmers knew that so long as the American people continued to work, to vote, to care about their country, it would survive. They knew that if we faced our problems bravely and honestly, we would emerge better for the experience.
From everyone here at Gallagher Wealth Management, we wish you a safe and Happy Independence Day!
David M. Gallagher