Here's a repeat of my entry from last year:
As we Americans prepare to celebrate our freedom, let us remember how God intends for us to use freedom:
* from Deuteronomy: Love the stranger. Worship only God. Remember that God executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing.
* from Psalms: May our rulers deliver the needy when they call, the poor and those who have no helper.