While this is not my first July 4th celebration, it’s certainly the most meaningful to me..
In September of last year, after going to college and living in the country for ten years, I became a United States Citizen. It was a humbling moment and one of the proudest moments of my life.
On July 4th, 1776, America took an historic step in gaining independence from my homeland of the United Kingdom. And today I’m proud to celebrate with you as a fellow countryman.
While there are certainly aspects of my native country which I’m proud of, the United Kingdom has sadly been on a socialist decline since the late Margaret Thatcher left office.
Unfortunately, America’s political left and big government unions are attempting to take this great country down the same socialist path undertaken by Britain. These anti-American forces are attempting to rewrite history and destroy our freedoms promised to us in the United States Constitution.
Ronald Reagan, in his 1967 annual address, reminded us of this when he said: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
Rest assured, the Freedom Foundation is, and will remain, a pillar for defending freedom and the ideals which have made this the greatest nation on God’s earth.
Today, as a fellow U.S. citizen, I’m proud to join you in celebrating the 4th of July and all it stands for.
Thank you for your support of the Freedom Foundation and for standing with us in this great battle.