Posts Tagged ‘ Independence Day ’

The Star-Spangled Banner

O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight O’er the ramparts we watch’d were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night...
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Independence Day

Independence Day

Today marks the 240th anniversary of the moment America officially cleaved itself from its colonial master, Great Britain. Although there are a number of ways to commemorate this occasion, I would suggest learning more about the events which led up to this momentous historical decision. To that end, you can peruse my recommended reading list...
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Standing Up For America

Standing Up For America

The week in which we commemorate our forefathers’ decision to break the shackles of British colonial domination, it’s only fitting that we read the words of one of the few genuinely patriotic members of the United States Senate. Also one of the most articulate exponents of American conservatism, Senator Sessions demonstrates once again the...
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Blood, Sweat, Tears

  Congressman Steve King’s opening remarks from the DC March for Jobs. Worth listening to in their entirety.
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True Independence

  Today is the federally designated holiday commemorating our separation from Great Britain, despite the fact that the adoption of the Declaration of Independence  by the Second Continental Congress occurred on July 2, 1776. Even so, this is a great day to reflect upon how our country arrived at this point in its history....
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Independence Day

Were it not for Aaron Copeland, Charles Ives might be remembered as the 20th century’s greatest American composer, which is why I thought it fitting to choose one of his most famous compositions in celebration of our country’s 235th birthday. Unfortunately, many of the liberties that former generations took for granted have been diminished...
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