Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Thursday argued that July 4th “should be a universal holiday,” that is celebrated around the world.
Gingrich, in an op-ed published by Newsweek, writes that “the Fourth of July is the most important political holiday in the world. In fact, it should be a universal holiday.”
He adds, “Independence Day commemorates not just an American revolution, but a revolution in the relationship between people and their government. Most of human history has been a story of the powerful controlling, dominating, and exploiting the weak. Even today, in Russia, Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, and North Korea, the old models still exist.”
According to Gingrich, “the great break in the relationship of normal people with their government came on July 4, 1776. In the Declaration of Independence, the Founding Fathers not only declared their freedom from King George III of England, they established a framework of freedom for all people everywhere.”
The former House Speaker concludes, “it is important to use the Fourth of July every year to reassert the importance of universal rights endowed by our Creator for every human being. It is important to use this holiday to remember how exceptional America is – and that everyone on the planet has the opportunity to apply this exceptionalism to their own countries and governments.”
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