By Katie & Amie Kieffer
It was a Sunday afternoon last summer. After three miles, I was tired and hot from running but happy because I had finally reached the river. As I glanced upwards, I spotted an eagle’s majestic wingspan far above. I slowed down and walked by the shore. Before long, five eagles were soaring overhead–freely weaving between the trees and open air as if they were playing a game. I stood watching them for a long time.
Eagles are awesome creatures. They exude power, grace and freedom. Our founders made the Bald Eagle America’s national bird, partly to show that America’s democratic republic mirrors the glory Rome exuded before its fall. Just as Roman architects used the eagle to represent independence and strength (see the photo below), so too did our Constitution’s architects.
Today is Independence Day. Let’s pledge to spend our time, talents and resources to ensure that our politicians stand by our Constitution. Let’s stop talking and take action, lest we go the way of Rome and become a beautiful place for tourists to take pictures and walk through museums showcasing the glory days of American capitalism (see my posts from my trip to Italy: Roma-romama!, Watching Rome Burn, Hailing the Reagan of Rome and Cornered in a Museum). Let’s fly like eagles.
To order your own custom artwork that promotes freedom like the eagle acrylic painting above, please send Amie Kieffer an email: AK@AmieKieffer.com