In his skewed appraisal of Trump’s speeches, The Washington Post’s Dan Balz contends Trump has ‘turned the Fourth of July from a joyful and unifying patriotic celebration … into a partisan political event.’
Fireworks coming up from nearby backyards, fireworks sparkling across the ridge, fireworks from two neighboring states glimmering in the distance. It was pure magic, and we all felt it.
This cacophony comes from a sliver of society, with their voices amplified by a media selling an election year controversy to cripple President Trump.
‘My fellow citizens: America’s destiny is in our sights. America’s heroes are embedded in our hearts. America’s future is in our hands. And ladies and gentlemen: the best is yet to come.’
Coronavirus and little tyrants can take the parade out of a city, but they can’t take the patriotism out of the people. Happy Independence Day, from the Power Wheels parade to you!
We’re surrounded today by evidence that too few of us know our history, and too many have been mis-educated to see only its flaws.
In a time when patriotism is reaching new lows, the Fourth of July is a time to celebrate that which is great about America, and there are lots of wonderful songs to do just that. But not ‘Born in the USA.’
I have been deployed for three July 4ths. Luckily there are still Americans who hold the ideas that built this country in high regard.
The violent mob is not worthy of even polishing George Washington’s statue, let alone desecrating it.
The complex reality behind American independence is being pushed aside even in our study of the Declaration itself.
What better time to celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s greatness than on the Fourth of July? He’s the chief author of the United States’ Declaration of Independence.
For all their talk of a free society, in England, as throughout Europe, people belong to the state. Not so in America! In America people belong to themselves and it is the state that belongs to the people.
Despite its roots in American independence, the Fourth of July is incomplete without understanding and celebrating Lincoln too.
Most of us only know the first verse of ‘America the Beautiful,’ but the complete hymn is a powerful prayer for the country.
What better way to celebrate your country than blowing up a small piece of it?
A new poll released by Gallup this week revealed that a minority of Democrats, 47%, say they are “extremely proud” to be Americans this July 4th.
The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a special guide on how to talk to your family about Obamacare over the July 4 weekend.
Share the found elements of Americana which extend into our lives from surprising sources and inspire you to feel like a patriot.
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