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  • July 4th

    Celebrating Self-Government

    Every Fourth of July, Americans celebrate with fireworks and barbeques and John Philip Sousa. Then we return to our regularly scheduled lives. But this Independence Day is different. Last week, the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare, an unprecedented expansion of government’s power into one-sixth of the economy and a tremendous loss … More

    July 4 Fireworks: A Forecast of Doom?

    This year, we might get a less traditional view during the Independence Day celebration: The sun recently produced solar flares that could cause a northern-lights effect visible from the earth and disrupt electronic communications. This is a reminder that severe solar activity would be devastating. While solar weather can cause … More

    Let Religious Freedom Ring - Beyond the Fourth

    At noon today, the Fortnight for Freedom will formally end with churches across the country ringing bells in celebration of religious freedom. Americans across the country have found ways large and small to express gratitude for our heritage of religious freedom and demand the greater protection of this cherished right. … More

    Morning Bell: Does the Declaration of Independence Still Matter?

    The Declaration of Independence was partly intended as a list of grievances against a distant monarch. And both George III and the colonists who disagreed with his rule are long dead. But so are many of those who’ve argued that the Declaration is obsolete. In fact, this is exactly what … More

    What You Can Do to Promote Religious Freedom

    Religious freedom is the cornerstone of the American experiment, yet it is increasingly under attack. That’s why many Americans are joining the Fortnight for Freedom by spending the two weeks prior to the Fourth of July (June 21–July 4) expressing their gratitude for religious freedom and demanding greater protection of … More

    Morning Bell: Reclaiming Our Founding Principles

    Happy Birthday America! America is 234 years old. She was born on July 4, 1776, with the passage of the Declaration of Independence.  Since then, America has grown from thirteen colonies on the east coast to fill a vast continent. Her economic and military power is envied around the world. … More

    Have You Responded Yet? Send Your Thoughts on Independence Day to USA Today

    Last week we wrote about an item that appeared in  USA Today wanting to know your opinion about the meaning and significance of Independence Day: Americans celebrate the values that unite us on the Fourth of July, but today the country seems sharply divided. As the country copes with unemployment, … More