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    Churchill on the “Practical Truth” of the Declaration of Independence

    As a statesman, an author, and a friend of the United States, Winston Churchill was regularly called upon to offer his sentiments on the meaning of the Fourth of July. In his remarks over the years, as Lewis E. Lehrman points out, he emphasized a similar theme: Though the Declaration … More

    Pelosi: July 4 Is Health Independence Day

    As Americans celebrate a long holiday weekend, we should take at least a moment to ponder the idea, advanced recently by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D–CA), that Obamacare “captures the spirit of our Founders.” “As we observe the Fourth of July, [we remember that] our Founders talked about the … More

    Top 10 Reads: July 1, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. It Won’t Be Pretty, as the Post-Gates Era Begins at the Defense Department – Jim Carafano Coolidge only president born on the Fourth of July – Julia Shaw U.N. Budget Cuts: … More

    Washington in a Flash: Will the Senate Scuttle Next Week's Vacation?

    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) didn’t come to Washington to make friends. And after calling on his colleagues to skip their week-long Fourth of July vacation, he might even have a few enemies. A day after making a passionate speech on the Senate floor, Johnson was leading a group of 10 … More

    A Very American Birthday

    Here is a quick Independence Day quiz: Who is the only president to share a birthday with America? Which president gave one of the best defenses of The Declaration of Independence and America’s First Principles? Who said “Some principles are so constant and so obvious that we do not need … More

    What Is The Meaning of Independence Day? Tell USA Today Your Thoughts

    For 233 years, Independence Day has been the celebration of the day we declared our independence from the tyrannical reign of King George III. Since Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence it has been a symbol of freedom known worldwide. Thomas Jefferson noted, in a letter to John Adams … More

    Happy in the Confirmation of Our Independence and Sovereignty

    On December 23, 1783, General George Washington resigned his commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Army to Congress, which met then in the State House in Annapolis. Both Washington and Congress recognized the importance of the occasion, and the ceremony was carefully organized by a Protocol Committee headed by Thomas Jefferson. … More

    Ring Those Bells, America

    Amid the political noise out of Washington, June’s opinion polls picked up a growing public disquiet over ever-greater government spending and intrusion. These expressions of concern reflect the resiliency of the spirit of 1776, which we celebrate on Independence Day. The just powers of government, the Declaration of Independence proclaimed … More

    The Meaning of America

    The Fourth of July presents the occasion not only to celebrate our great country, but also to reflect upon its meaning. The division between today’s liberals and conservatives is not irreducible to policy differences. It is indicative of a deeper debate about the meaning of America. Such debates are not … More