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CFO Jeff Atwater Releases Independence Day Statement

7/2/2015

Contact: Ashley Carr
(850) 413 – 2860
 
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In advance of the holiday weekend, CFO Atwater released the following statement commemorating our nation’s independence.
 
CFO Atwater said, “Before penning what was to become one of the most important documents in human history, Thomas Jefferson wrote, ‘The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: The hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.’
 
“At the time of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, he and the other men present knew that force was precisely what they would face in boldly declaring to the world that freedom was the only way. But they knew that freedom was inevitable because it came from their Creator.
 
“The words written in the Declaration of Independence are more than words. They’re ideas that started an uprising of freedom that continues to spread across humankind to this day.  That is what we celebrate today—the spark that shone the light of freedom and self-governance on this world.” 
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