In honor of the Fourth of July, this edition of our "Best of President Reagan" series will highlight the many moments in which President Reagan spoke on the joys and power of American freedom and patriotism.
"As we celebrate this day, let us draw closer to all of our fellow citizens in common purpose guided by a common vision. Let all Americans like one grateful family honor our Founding Fathers and all who have worked and fought and died to keep their dream alive. Let us renew our commitment to the message and the meaning of the Declaration of Independence:
'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 -- That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. . . '" - Ronald Reagan, Message on the Observance of Independence Day, July 3, 1986
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