Remembering our many blessings, obligations this Independence Day

 ….and honoring those 56 brave men* who had the vision and strength of character to challenge authority and affix their signatures to the Declaration of Independence.

Before signing the Declaration of Independence, our Founders included this memorable line:

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”

* Click on each Declaration signer’s name for a brief biography.

On this momentous holiday, we gift our readers with,This Fourth of July, why patriotism is worth defending,” by Kyle Smith — a New York Post columnist whose engaging style and reasoned approach has made him a newly found favorite. Do yourself a favor and get acquainted with his take on popular culture and politics.

Smith’s unique background includes serving as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Persian Gulf War, and with the Second Armored Cavalry Regiment in Saudi Arabia. He graduated summa cum laude from Yale.

This recent Gallup Poll indicates the level of pride in America has plummeted among our own citizens, with only 22% of Democrats saying they are “extremely proud,” down 10 points in one year. For their part, most Republicans have remained extremely proud of our country, though the latest 76% reading is 10 points below the high recorded in 2003. Even when Barack Obama was in office, Republicans’ extreme pride never fell below 68%.

Still, these latest numbers are catastrophic in a country that stands as a beacon of freedom to the world. They are indicative of the media’s extreme anti-Trump sentiment and the fact that the radical hippies who spat on our returning Vietnam vets have permeated our educational establishment, disparaging our history and negatively influencing successive generations.  To ensure our nation’s survival, history and patriotism must be taught at home.

H/T Independence Hall Association (us

7 Responses to Remembering our many blessings, obligations this Independence Day

  1. Saguaro Sam says:

    Awesome parade in DC today:

    It’s on FOX10Phoenix tv;; OANN, and the goldenstatetimes you tube channel

    • Justin says:

      Looks like the parade video has been removed by the originator. I’ve seen that happen before. It’s a shame especially since you credited the source.

  2. Patriot Mom says:

    Thanks, Sam. Will definitely watch. I’m a proud American supporter of President Donald J. Trump. Our country needs his leadership at this crucial time in our history.

    In response to the Independence Day post, SRAZ couldn’t be more correct in describing what has happened in our schools. Americans cannot afford to allow the educrat establishment to continue dumbing down our children…from El-Hi through the university levels, revisionist history is taught as fact. We fought a bloody Civil War to correct the past wrong of slavery ending the practice 155 years ago. Oddly obscured from the discussion is the fact that Africans sold other tribes to Arab/Muslim slave merchants, which makes the once popular trend of blacks trading their names for Arabic ones so foolish. Cassius Clay becoming Mohammad Ali and Lew Alcindor taking the name Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and both converting to Islam put their historical ignorance on display.

    • Arizona Conservative Guy says:

      Excellent point about Clay/Ali and Alcindor/Abdul-Jabbar. In no way am I making light of slavery, but had their forebearers not been brought here from Africa, neither of those men would have become incredibly wealthy, powerful athletes with an enormous fan base, the majority of whom are white.

      I’m so disgusted by the increasing onslaught of America hatred. No nation is perfect, but the United States of America, conceived in liberty and whose founding documents mention our creator, and the words “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness, as inalienable rights,” is more perfect than any other.

      Those who are unhappy here might consider moving to Venezuela, Cuba, or North Korea.

  3. East Valley Conservative says:

    Just finished reading Kyle Smith’s column. Thanks for including it.

  4. Realist says:

    America is fortunate to have Donald Trump as President during these tumultuous times. He didn’t need to do this or subject his family to the daily insults, but he clearly loves this country, and it shows. I will be thrilled to support him in his second term.

  5. Kathy says:

    President Trump’s speech awesome honoring our Armed Forces and Founding!!!! May God bless him and continue to protect him and give him wisdom. Happy Independence Day!! 🇺🇸