Two hundred and thirty-six years ago, the 'Representatives of the United States of America' declared our independence from the tyranny of the British monarchy. The Declaration of Independence asserted definitively the rights of the American citizen - rights that no government could remove or curtail.
Today we are blessed to live in the greatest nation in all of history and in the world precisely because our Founders respected individual liberty and designed a government that would do the same. As we celebrate all that makes America exceptional, please remember the men and women who have defended and continue to fight for our freedoms around the world, and the families who support them at home.
Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!
Nan Hayworth, M.D.
Member of Congress