Thoughts on Liberty

Part 1: Foundation

By Scott Anderson on Sep 14, 2020 1:20:08 PM

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Given our name, it’s probably no surprise that we are big fans of American liberty here at Liberty Electronics.  In the coming weeks and months, we will look at this interesting and relevant topic, what some notable people have had to say about it, and how those ideas guide our work ethos at Liberty Electronics.  Pull up a chair and join us as we explore our heritage of unique American liberty and what President George Washington called our “great experiment for promoting human happiness.”

From the very beginning, liberty, imperfect and evolving, has been a defining theme of America. 400 years ago this year, the Pilgrims made the perilous trek across the Atlantic Ocean fleeing tyranny in England.  A few years later, John Winthrop also arrived here with the goal of living more freely.  Winthrop had a vision of America as a special place.  He wrote, “For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us.”  In 1629, Winthrop was elected governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and played an integral part in advancing the concept of liberty in America.  “Liberty,” Winthrop wrote, “is the proper end and object of authority.” 

One hundred and fifty years later, Thomas Jefferson expressed this idea in the Declaration of Independence. He wrote, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”  After the resulting successful American War for Independence, General George Washington’s aide, the Frenchman Marquis De Lafayette, summed it up when he mused, “Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country.”

Unfortunately, there were, and still are more battles to be won, but the foundation had been laid and America was on her way to becoming the “city on a hill” and a refuge for oppressed, “tired, poor and  huddled masses” of people from around the globe.

We at Liberty Electronics appreciate the manifold blessings of living and working here.  As an electronic manufacturing services (EMS) contract manufacturer, we’re privileged to serve a variety of markets with demanding quality, delivery, and cost requirements.  If you are looking for a hard-working, dependable, and knowledgeable, world-class, US-based supplier, we invite you to check us out. 

Let freedom ring!

Topics: Wired Leadership

Author: Scott Anderson

Mr. Anderson joined Liberty Electronics as Manager of Engineering in July of 1999. In 2010 he was appointed Director of Business Development. He previously worked as a project engineer at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft and at Joy Mining Machinery. At Joy, Scott went on to manage international projects including quality improvement initiatives, computer system implementations, and new product development programs.
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