Some candidates and elected officials take a break from politics on Independence Day.
Not Wendy Long.
Long, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate who will challenge U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., in November, released her Independence Day message this afternoon.
In the message, Long criticizes President Barack Obama and Gillibrand for “leading a federal government that is trampling on the truth of the Declaration (of Independence).”
Here is Long’s full statement:
On July 4, 2012, my hope for all New Yorkers is that they may appreciate the gift of family, friends, and fireworks — and the gift of freedom that this day ushered in, 236 years ago.
May we also pause to say a prayer of thanks for the 57 men who signed the Declaration of Independence on that hot, humid day in Philadelphia, and for the men and women of our armed forces, past and present, who fought to protect the principles of the Declaration and our American Republic. Four New Yorkers signed the Declaration: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, and Lewis Morris.
They signed their names to the universal truth expressed in the Declaration. That truth applies to all people, in all places, at all times. But in the whole history of mankind, no one had ever expressed it before, and no government had ever been organized around this truth: “that all men are created equal,” and that God — not any earthly ruler — gives each one of us, from our creation, “certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”
This universal truth, and the American enterprise in self-government, is threatened today as it has not been in 236 years.
In the “Audacity of Hope,” Barack Obama wrote that the U.S. Constitution rejected “absolute truth.” This is wrong. The Constitution was written to form a government that would protect the “absolute truth” in the Declaration that “all men are created equal”: that we are all, each one of us, equal to each other in our freedom, from the moment of our creation.
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