At a time when freedom is either diminishing or being threatened around the world, July 4th is a reminder that we in the U.S. still have our freedom. This includes the freedom to worship as we see fit. As this year, July 4th is on a Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath, I will spend Independence Day 2015/5775 praying, reading, and visiting with family. I will also raise a glass in memory of my mentor and friend Ben Wattenberg, who died this week. Ben's love of America knew no bounds, and I'm sorry that he didn't get to see one more July 4th, his favorite day of the year.
Celebrating a Conservative Fourth of July
by Tevi Troy
National Review Online
July 4, 2015