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Will We Even Be Celebrating?

by Pete Sepp / /

As we all get back into the post-July 4th work groove, we'd do well to read and tuck away for future reference this commentary by NTU Board Member Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski. The Kens' disscussion centers on the Obama administration's attempts to dismantle the concept of American exceptionalism.

Blackwell and Klukowski recently authored a book, The Blueprint: Obama's Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency, in which they recount our President's dismissal of the notion that America is blessed with more freedom and prosperity than anywhere else.  But as Blackwell and Klukowski observe, "If we're all exceptional, then none of us are exceptional. President Obama could not be more wrong." And it shows, given the way "he's leading a government takeover of our marvelous free-market economy."

If Blackwell and Klukowski are right, what will July 4, 2011 look like? Maybe next year July 4th will be seen as merely another day off for federal workers, rather than the holiday that celebrates the birth date of our country's independence and the freedoms we enjoy.