Reclaiming the spirit of Independence Day

This op-ed originally appeared in the Washington Examiner on July 4, 2024. 

Two hundred forty-eight years ago, American independence was proclaimed. Today, the America First Policy Institute is following the tradition of our Founding Fathers and igniting the spirit of the Revolution in the minds and hearts of modern Americans.

Unfortunately, under the current administration, we’ve seen a shift away from traditional American values. From removing the celebration of the meaning of Easter in favor of a so-called “trans holiday,” to overshadowing Memorial Day with the anniversary of George Floyd’s death, there’s been a concerted effort to undermine our national heritage.

So, as we gather to celebrate American independence, we must remember that this day isn’t just about fireworks, barbecues, and parades. It’s about understanding the importance of freedom and what it means for our children’s futures — and it’s about reflecting on our nation’s incredible journey and the enduring spirit of liberty that binds us all.

Read the full op-ed in the Washington Examiner here

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