July 6, 2011 | National Review Online

What July 4 Means to Us

Cliff May: July 4 celebrates the birth of the United States and the modern democratic experiment. In the 20th century, both were threatened by Nazis and Communists. In the 21st century both are threatened by Islamists and Jihadists. Now, as then, America and the democratic experiment will survive — if Americans are willing to do what is necessary to defend them.

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