Fourth of July
July 5th, 2022
Yesterday was Independence Day, and I wonder how many people really get why it matters.In school, we were told this: “No taxation without representation.”Zzzzzzzz.The real principles were more like the following.(1) No ...
July 6th, 2021
The notion that all men are graced with equal rights by God, not bestowed by their government, is the true revolutionary significance of the Declaration of Independence.
June 16th, 2020
The virtual celebration will feature performances from the Houston Symphony and other entertainers as well as a 15-minute firework finale.
July 3rd, 2019
May God bless our families as we commemorate our country's founding, and may God bless this great nation for centuries to come.
July 1st, 2019
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....
July 3rd, 2018
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...
July 5th, 2017
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 3rd, 2017
July 4, 1776, Philadelphia, 56 misfits, rebels, and freedom fighters all filled a small room with the intent to form a new nation.
July 4th, 2014
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...
July 4th, 2013
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."...
July 4th, 2022
We celebrate the 246th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, a document--and the blood that was spilled fighting for that independence--that bestowed upon our nation the gift of freedom.
July 4th, 2020
Two-hundred-forty-four years ago, the United States declared Independence from Great Britain. Today, we celebrate the birth of American Independence. From our Founding Fathers to U.S. soldiers defending our freedoms overseas...
July 4th, 2019
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...
July 3rd, 2019
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.
July 4th, 2018
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...
July 2nd, 2018
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.
July 4th, 2017
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, 2016
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....
July 4th, 2013
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...