The anniversary of America’s independence is special, because America is special. She is exceptional, not just because she is our country, but because she is unique.
She is founded on an idea—that our absolute rights as individuals are not rooted in the authority of a government, nor dependent on the whims of fallen men, but rather our rights are secure in the unchangeable quality of the Creator.
Because of the very nature of America’s independence, and thanks to her liberating constitutional structure, America has progressed the world farther in the past two centuries than in the previous fifty. America has produced more innovation and prosperity than any nation before her. I believe that the liberty and spirit captured in our nation’s independence is still very much alive today.
However, the forces of tyranny have begun to quell that spirit of liberty. Now, our annual celebration of freedom is dampened by…
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