Fourth of July

4th of July celebrations
It has been over 40 years since The Economist made this statement, and still, it is true. Forty years ago, I was young and full of enthusiasm and looking forward to the future. Some things have changed….other things have not...
Beach-goers celebrating Independence Day are urged to take caution on the Gulf Coast after rip currents were blamed for a string of drownings and swimmers-gone-missing at the start of the summer.
To my true liberty loving friends, something I heard when I first became involved in politics; liberty is messy. I couldn't agree more. So, light the bar-b-que and crack open a cold one this Independence Day to celebrate...
The FBI has arrested a man who it said planned to bomb Cleveland’s Fourth of July celebrations and then stand by and watch “it go off,” federal officials said on Monday.
Because John Adams wanted us to. Before the Declaration of Independence was even signed, he envisioned fireworks as a part of the festivities. In a letter to Abigail Adams on July 3, 1776, he wrote that the occasion should...
July 4th marks the 240th anniversary of the United States’ declaration of its independence from England. Facing impossible odds, our fledgling nation took up arms in the name of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness....
Along with all the patriotic joy and hoopla of fireworks, family barbeques and parades that will mark the celebration of America’s 237th birthday this year, most of us also pause to honor the courage of our Founders who...
As our nation marks its 237th birthday, I join in celebrating this Fourth of July. As Texans, the independent spirit that defines this country is rooted in our very being. I remain deeply grateful for our forefathers...
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A recent Harvard study found what most Republicans intuitively know: Republicans are more patriotic than Democrats. Actually, the Harvard study reported that the July 4th parade, the annual, quintessential celebration of...
May God bless our families as we commemorate our country's founding, and may God bless this great nation for centuries to come.
As you sing along with your friends and family about how the stars and stripes remained gallantly streaming through the perilous fight, I encourage you to also think about the values that this great nation was founded on....
Last week, when President Trump asked House Republicans to pass a bill that would turn the four pillars of his conservative immigration plan into law, I said yes. I voted for a bill that provided almost $25 billion for the...
Yesterday I participated in McAllen's annual Fourth of July Street Parade and Freedom Festival. Shortly thereafter, I attended a brunch, where I met with local community leaders and volunteers.
July 4, 1776, Philadelphia, 56 misfits, rebels, and freedom fighters all filled a small room with the intent to form a new nation.
As America celebrates the 238th anniversary of our Independence this July 4th, I wanted to share a story with you all about Francis Scott Key and Sam Houston, two very important men to not only our country, but our great...
From the Declaration of Independence: "And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."...
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We have professional politicians running our country whose theory on government is a mess, to say the least. These policy makers and elected officials lack the clarity, simplicity, and intellectual honesty to live up to...
 

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