Is Independence Day Still Worth Celebrating?

Written by Defending Ideas

July 13, 2023

Some Americans say they don’t want to celebrate Independence Day anymore. The reason? They’re frustrated with the results of various political disagreements in the country. But what if this refusal to celebrate is actually uncovering a deeper – and more prevalent – misread of the American idea?

Sutherland Institute President and CEO Rick Larsen joins the podcast to re-center the public debate about whether America is worth celebrating on this simple truth: today’s American experiment is about us.

Defending Ideas is a weekly podcast produced by Sutherland Institute. On this show we are committed to renewing the principles of common sense conservatism, by equipping listeners to become more effective champions of sound principle and good policy. Visit defendingideas.org.

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