Helena Independent Record: Patriotism on Parade

I can think of no better place to be than home in Montana to celebrate the Fourth of July. Over the holiday weekend I’ll be walking in the Livingston parade, honoring World War II Veteran Louis Armentaro and spending quality time with my sweet wife Cindy and our loved ones. 

In the midst of this holiday I’m humbled as I reflect on the birth of American independence. The declaration of our Founding Fathers, “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,” rings as true today as it did 240 years ago. 

Over the weekend we will be celebrating democracy, freedom of speech, freedom of religion and years of defending these freedoms. Thank you to all our servicemen and women, our veterans and our military families for your selfless sacrifice and for protecting these liberties. 

As Montana’s U.S. senator I am honored to be your voice, to represent your family and your interests. That’s why I work so hard to ensure that Montana’s voice is heard. Together we can remind Washington, D.C., that we know our state best and that it’s time for commonsense government reforms. Folks in Montana know that D.C. needs to look a lot more like Montana, and not the other way around! 

From my family to yours, we hope you have a safe and happy Fourth of July. May God bless you and may God bless our great United States of America.