My fellow Americans, I wish you all a happy, healthy, and safe Independence Day. The 4th of July isn't about cook-outs and long weekends; it's about a group of people who had the courage and wisdom to put their petty personal differences and interests aside and stand together for what was right at the risk of their very lives. It's about a group of people who stood together and said, We Are Americans!
Because of their courage and sacrifice, we get to enjoy our cook-outs and time with friends and family. Unfortunately our society and our government has strayed from the morals and principals of the Founding Fathers. This holiday weekend I ask you to exercise your right to enjoy a great cigar and an adult beverage of your choice and take a few moments to reflect on the true meaning of being an American. I know I will.