We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
We declared independence to live free. Our forefathers put their lives on the line, their family’s lives, everything – massively ballsy.
July 4th is my favorite holiday. But 243 years ago, it was just a hot sweltering summer day, the day we told the world’s greatest empire to piss off.
No colony had ever left a mother country to start a self-governing nation. Not only was history against us, we consciously picked a fight with the world’s most powerful military.
We know how it ended. We won. 13 ragtag colonies became The United States of America.
Our thirst for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness isn’t a trite idiom, but a deep-rooted way of lifeguarding free-expression, freedom of religion, freedom of speech and our right to always be free.
Amid the BBQ, baseball, parade, and fireworks take a few moments to thank our forefathers for their vision and to those now keeping that vision a reality.
I pray one day all can celebrate freedom, in freedom.
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Art has also served as executive vice president of business development and strategic initiatives for First-Source; CEO and founder of Echopass Corporation (the world’s premier contact center hosting environment, which was acquired by Genesys for about $110 million); CEO of Sento Corporation; and managing director and VP of European business development for Sykes Enterprises.
Art is a widely-published author of methodologies for BPO/contact centers, outsourcing, customer service, and technical support, and has served in leadership positions at Hewlett-Packard, VLSI Research, and RasterOps.