This Fourth of July, when you watch the fireworks, will you think about the Declaration of Independence? We should, says John Stossel. After all, the holiday is meant to honor the Declaration. It, and the Constitution it led to helps promote individual liberty and helps keep us free.
Wishing all of you a very happy Fourth of July as we celebrate the greatest nation in history.
John Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States, was born on July 4, 1872. I usually post President Reagan’s terrific Independence Day speech on July 4 but, I just got done reading President Coolidge’s speech on the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence on July 5, 1926, in Philadephia.
This is a brilliant speech and well worth a few minutes to read. Click this link to read the speech.
There aren’t many songs better suited for Independence Day than ‘America the Beautiful’ by Ray Charles. LOVE this live version of the song. Music starts at about 1:30.
Via the Ayn Rand Institute, traditionally, the Fourth of July is a day for fireworks and cookouts. But we should take the time to also appreciate the deeper meaning of Independence Day.
The founding of the United States of America was an unprecedented achievement of enormous moral and practical significance. America was the first and only nation founded on the idea that your life belongs, not to a king, or to the pope, or to the state, but to you, to pursue your values, your happiness. The Founders believed it was the government’s job to protect this right. On July 4, we celebrate the Founders’ vision of the sovereign individual who is free to live by his own independent judgment and to pursue his own life and happiness.
This Independence Day, a new video has been released from the Conservative pro-immigration group Becoming American Initiative which reflects on the immigrants that have always made America great. The video uses excerpts from Ronald Reagan’s Labor Day 1980 speech at Liberty State Park.
The Becoming American Initiative exists to counter the popular misconceptions about immigrants, both documented and undocumented, and provide evidence of their positive contributions to American society and the economy.
With a new Gallup poll out showing a stark decrease in the number of young Americans who consider themselves proud to be American, Cabot Phillips from Campus Reform visited college students in New York who had mixed reactions when asked about their pride in America, with many admitting they were not proud.
Our kids future is stark for sure if Liberal colleges are turning out students like this.
You can see other Campus Reform videos here.