Happy Independence Day!
This 4th of July will be marked with parades, bar-b-ques, fireworks and time spent with family and friends, as it should be.
As I am out and about soaking in the day with people throughout the district I’ll reflect on two powerful quotes that are relevant on this Independence Day:
“And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.”
- President John F Kennedy
“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.”
- President Ronald W Regan
Today, as we are enjoying this very special American holiday I ask that everyone pause to remember our servicemembers who keep us safe. We should also recognize that every American plays a vital role keeping our Independence secure.
Our American story began with active participation and sacrifice by ordinary men and women who desired a better life.
Our American story has been enriched throughout history because of the blood, sweat and tears that secured our Independence.
And our American Independence will only endure through active participation and sacrifice from ordinary people who desire a better life.
Two of our most celebrated President’s reminded us that it is up to ordinary men and women to ensure that the flames of Independence and Freedom are never extinguished.
We must ensure that it burns bright for the generations that are to come.
We must ensure no government entity or political party steals from us what has been rightly earned by those who came before us.
We must understand today that every American is a defender of freedom and entrusted to safeguard not just our legacy but our Independence!
God Bless you and May God Bless the United States!
Chris Fields is the alternative to Keith Ellison in Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District. Chris is a retired combat veteran who honorably served his country for more than 21 years in the United States Marine Corps. His message of reform, responsibility, and accountability is encouraging people from diverse backgrounds and political persuasions to Come Together to support a leader that will make real and tangible changes to a broken political system.