TOMORROW IS THE FOURTH OF JULY, when we celebrate the birthday of the greatest, most exceptional country the world has ever seen. I hope in the middle of friends, food and fireworks, you all take some time to honor America and remember the reason for our celebration.
REMEMBER, WE SHOULD ACTUALLY CELEBRATE on the 2nd. That’s the day we actually declared independence. John Adams said of the 2nd, ” The Second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of the continent to the other from this time forward forevermore.” ( Note – ‘illuminations’ are fireworks). The 4th is the day the Declaration was adopted after two days of debate and revision.
JOHN GUNTHER, the noted author, once said,” America is the only nation deliberately founded on a good idea”. That good idea is the Declaration of Independence. There you will find the American Idea, the American Dream, the philosophical foundation of America. The Constitution is the blueprint for our limited, republican form of government, based on the philosophy of natural right and individual liberty found in the Declaration. If you haven’t read it lately, this weekend is a good time to do so.
ON THE RADIO FRONT, on Monday the 5th, I will be filling in for David Boze on KTTH< 3-6, then I will be filling in for Frank Shiers on KIRO 97.3 FM from 7-11 PM. Hope you all get a chance to listen. I will be talking about the Fourth and American history quite a bit.
ENJOY THE FOURTH OF JULY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA, LAND THAT I LOVE!