In Civil Litigation

What makes America beautiful?

Our interns, Ellie Von Oehsen and Jack Pugliese went out on the street to ask people that very question.  Here are some of their answers:

At the Maddox Law Firm,  we’re very fortunate to be constantly reminded of the privileges that abound within, about and because of the United States of America.  We advocate while standing upon the globe-sustaining, courageous words and principles of the Constitution.  We do what we do because of the United States of America, and what our nation stands for, permits and mandates.

The United States of America is beautiful.

Its beauty allows us the freedom to speak.  It allows us the freedom to assemble.   Its beauty permits us to challenge authority, to be protected equally and it enrobes us with the due process of law.

The United States of America allows us, everyone, to fight for every possible dimension of its beauty, while calling upon us to restrain ourselves from conceit; that non-sense of deluded grandeur and self-importance that impedes patience, restraint and mercy.

Our nation is beautiful in every possible way that we might conceive of beauty; from purple mountain majesties to the courage of veterans who placed their people and nation above their own lives.

The complete lyrics of the hymn, “America the Beautiful” are copied below.  They are fantastic in their love of our nation and  in their challenge.

All of us at the Maddox Law  Firm wish all of you a safe Fourth of July overflowing with laughter.

The beauty of our nation grows from each of us.  We must model to our families and our children what democracy truly is so that our alabaster cities one day may be undimmed by human tears.

America, the Beautiful.  God continually sheds His grace upon us.  Let us celebrate and show our family, friends, neighbors and the world, our beauty.

Happy Fourth of July!

America the Beautiful Hymn Lyrics

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!

America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassion’d stress
A thorough fare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness.

America! America!
God mend thine ev’ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law.

O beautiful for heroes prov’d
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life.

America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev’ry gain divine.

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears.

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.