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What the Fourth of July Means to Me

Like many of you, my wife Sharon and I are looking forward to participating in and enjoying the many events that Prescott does so well during Frontier Days and the World's Oldest Rodeo. Prescott comes alive and throws a great party for a week celebrating America's Independence Day, the Fourth of July.

While I celebrate the day that commemorates the American colonies declaring independence from Great Britain, I think about our founding fathers and revolutionary leaders who signed the Declaration of Independence, which not only declared the colonies free of English rule but also established a foundation for the future American government. And what also comes to mind is the price these patriots paid for this freedom.

As I talk with the residents of LD1, there is a real fear that we are losing this country and our God-given rights. That America is being taken over by an ideology so vile and foreign that it's like we are in a spiritual war, a battle between good and evil. I feel it too, and it's why I'm in this fight to take on career politicians and weak-kneed republicans who have their best interests in mind instead of yours and our country's.

Indulge me if you will, please watch this short video, the Star-Spangled Banner story. I get chills every time I watch it. It renews my spirit and refills my tank with patriotism and pride in our country and our forefathers. I pray it does the same for you.

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