Independence Day

Is America Still a Nation?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Could the Constitution, as currently interpreted, win the approval of two-thirds of our citizens and three-fourth of our states, if it were not already the supreme law of the land? How would a national referendum on the Constitution turn out, when many Americans are already seeking a new constitutional convention?

American Independence and the King of Kings

Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News

As Americans celebrate the Fourth of July and more than 240 years of national independence, they should remember and revere not only those who fought to defend this principle, but the principle itself -- that there was a natural law, created by God, that no nation could disobey.

The Revolutionary War was conservative

Editors, Washington Examiner

American independence and the revolution that put it in place were necessary not because the revolutionaries and their leaders wanted everything to change. The revolution here was about upholding timeless ideals. America itself was a new idea, but the unalienable rights we fought for of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are those with which we have been endowed by our Creator since the dawn of time.

The Fourth of July in Postmodern America

Gilbert T. Sewall, The American Spectator

There’s room for many types and styles, of course, old and new, high-minded and vernacular, even Republican and Democrat. But it is essential to draw a bright line between entertainment and political capacity. The rise of celebrity tribunes building their brand, able and eager to move millions, is daily disquieting. But on no day more than Independence Day.

Divine Providence and Independence Day

Quin Hillyer, PJ Media

There is a straight line of reverence for one true God that runs from the settlers writing the Mayflower Compact to the patriots of liberty declaring independence from the mighty British Empire, and from thence to the statesmen who hashed out the Constitution of the new United States. As we celebrate Independence Day, let us recognize that God's influence on our founders was crucial, and thank God for our freedom.

Senator Ted Cruz Keeps The Flame Of The American Spirit Alive

Susan Wright, RedState

Senator Ted Cruz is one of those who still keeps the flame of freedom alive, as our founders intended. His short Independence Day message perfectly sums up that patriotic spirit, and for that, we thank you, Senator.

Five myths about the Founding Fathers

Newt Gingrich, The Washington Post

From Athens and Rome to the present day, all great societies have founding myths — stories they tell themselves about who they are and where they came from. Perhaps because the United States is younger than most nations (239 years old on Saturday), our founding is among the best-documented; here are a few of the biggest myths about the Founding Fathers.

FREEDOM IS A FRAGILE THING

Our friend Dr. Wm. Scott Magill, Executive Director of Veterans in Defense of Liberty wrote a powerful Independence Day message saying with clarity and conviction what many conservatives are thinking: Our beloved Republic is no longer the land of the free, nor apparently the home of enough of the brave. The entire basis of our founding – the consent of the governed – has been wiped away by traitors within all three branches of the federal government. But, says Magill, we are truly blessed to live in these times. Blessed because we are entrusted with the future, not only of our great Constitutional Republic but with the future of humanity.

A Lawsuit Against Arrogant Government Sparked American Independence

In 1761 James Otis litigated against the Writs of Assistance. He argued brilliantly against these instruments of arbitrary power as destructive of liberty and the fundamental principles of law. Otis lost the case, but John Adams would later say, “There and then, the child of Independence was born.”

On a Foundation of These Principles

The principles of the Declaration of Independence -- the very principles of what it means to be America and to be an American -- cannot withstand unless we return to government governed by a paramount law.

The Declaration of Independence: America’s Essential Document

No other nation recognizes in its foundational document the right of rebellion and the right of the people to alter or abolish their government if it becomes destructive to the “unalienable Rights” of the people.