Tell Little Miss Scaredy Pants and the rest of your neighbors that you are hosting a can't-miss Fourth of July celebration tonight featuring a "live" performance by pop star Katy Perry in your backyard.
Looking for some engaging guests for your 4th of July celebration? Imagine a few of our Founding Fathers dropping by!
In 1776, the British Colonies in North America had been pushed to their breaking point by the English crown. That pushed their leaders to consider drastic action. It took the form of the Declaration of Independence.
How interesting that the Pittsburgh theme in history never goes away. Whether it is her people or the surrounding region, this one-time edge of the wild west threads itself over and over into our country's founding.
In what we should all hope happens at the national level, Minnesota shuts down after failing to pass a balanced budget by the June 30 deadline.
Patriotism demands something more and different than mere ritual obeissance.
Four years ago, I wrote a column titled "America Needs a July Fourth Seder." In it, I explained that "national memory dies without national ritual. And without a national memory, a nation dies."
"Reflect for a few moments about how incredibly lucky we are to live in the freest country in the world, where we, not government, get to determine our destiny."
The problem: our lives, our freedom, and our rights and privileges as free men and women have no real significance or lasting meaning apart from that Creator, from that Endower … from God.
"Increasingly Americans seem willing to give up some of their freedoms and are letting government control their choices. Consider government's growing involvement in Americans' food choices."
The Fourth of July may be just a holiday for fireworks to some people. But it was a momentous day for the history of this country and the history of the world.
In a few days, on July 4, we once again will commemorate the work and courage of America's 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Call it the Scapegoat Syndrome. It emerges with some regularity wherever dictatorships are challenged -- or after the dictator has fled and power is up for grabs.
It is hard to believe, but it appears that in the wake of the Palestinian unity deal that brings Hamas, the genocidal, al-Qaida-aligned, local franchise of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, into a partnership with Fatah, US President Barack Obama has decided to open a new round of pressure on Israel to give away its land and national rights to the Palestinians.
In the end, the Holocaust raged until the Allied powers won the war. It didn’t have to be that way. If the Jews had been permitted to leave Europe, the Holocaust could have been averted.
On a beautifully calm winter day near the Sea of Galilee, Governor Mike Huckabee shared with a group of Americans his concern for the future of Israel.
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