On this 4th of July, let us remind ourselves of another key 4th in the cause of freedom: The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, which seems to be in jeopardy these days.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Lots of people know that Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on July 4, 1826. But did you know that James Madison also passed away on Independence Day, in 1831?
If you followed the link above, then you also know that, like Yankee Doodle, Calvin Coolidge was born on the Fourth of July.
John Philip Sousa neither died nor was born on July 4, but he now owns it. Here is the best rendition of the greatest march ever written. Just click on Old Glory to listen.
If that doesn’t stir your blood, then you might be a communist.
Happy Independence Day!