fourth of july
“If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final.”
American Greatness Managing Editor Ben Boychuk and Heartland’s Jim Lakely recorded a podcast for Independence Day. Ben inspired Jim with his tradition to read the Declaration of Independence at July 4th observances, which he brought to my barbecue years ago.
In addition to commemorating the 651,031 Americans who lost their lives in wars, Memorial Day and other soon-to-be-celebrated patriotic commemorations — such as Flag Day and Independence Day — should inspire elected officials to act as soon as possible to hold an Article V convention to restore essential political safeguards that helped to make this nation great in the past.
As the 4th of July draws near, picnics, fireworks and parades will herald the day, but how many of us have forgotten the real meaning of the holiday, that July 4th is this nation’s…