July 4th, What is Independence About?

When my granddaughter Megan was 8 years old and just completed 2nd grade, her mom asked her about the Fourth of July and if she knew what it was about. Megan said it was about fireworks.  Pressing the issue further, it became apparent that Megan had been taught absolutely nothing about July 4th or American independence. My daughter called me and asked if I would be willing to spend some time with Megan and teach her about American independence and the history of our nation. A couple of days later, Read more […]

Pelosi: This 4th of July Celebrate Obamacare and “Health Independence”

We fought a war for independence. We wanted to be independent of the British government, which had grown increasingly tyrannical. The early Patriots fought and died so that their descendants could live in a free country. There was never any doubt about that. But the Founders weren’t naïve. They knew that tyranny was always lurking around the corner, and that freedom and liberty would thrive only with constant vigilance. That vigilance has since faded, to put it mildly, and we’ve grown complacent Read more […]