This episode of The Federalist Radio Hour originally aired on July 3, 2015.
More than a day off for barbecues and fireworks, Independence Day will forever mark the beginning of an American era, the anniversary of our first birth of freedom. Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, Federalist Publisher Ben Domenech breathes life into a historical anthology of the Fourth of July.
“The people who made up the rebellion within the American colonies, a rebellion that turned into a revolution, were animated by a strong degree of courage, but not necessarily a clear understanding of what is was they were fighting for,” Domenech said.
“It was through the words of their leaders that they came to understand what they were really fighting for and that this was more than just the appreciation of their rights as English subjects.”