Happy 4th of July

July 3, 2012

July 03, 2012

Dear Friends and Fellow Citizens,


Have a great 4th of July! 


Like many of you, I will be celebrating July 4th by saluting the flag, participating in parades, and remembering what July 4, 1776, means…not just as America’s official birthday, but also as a declaration of freedom.  We will celebrate a nation that gave us people such as Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, Mark Twain, and General Dwight Eisenhower, just to name a few.  In addition, there is Thomas Jefferson, who provided one of the most famous phrases ever written.

“Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”…that is something to ponder over a cool drink!

As I campaign around the district, one of the thoughts I share are the words of Patrick Henry from March 23, 1775, when he outlined the threat to America’s freedom and the need to defend our liberty.  His statement back then also applies to our fight today; protecting our freedom from government encroachment… from Obamacare, from the Solyndra debacles, from the call for same sex marriage, from providing work permits to 800,000 illegal aliens, from the scandal leading to “Contempt of Congress” under Fast and Furious, and from the government picking winners and losers with their misguided version of government venture capitalism.

Here are Patrick Henry’s words: “I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve.  This is no time for ceremony.  The questing before the House is one of awful moment to this country.  For my part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery.”  He went on to say, “Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction?  The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.  If we wish to be free, we must fight.  I repeat it, sir…we must fight.”

As many of you know, I am in this fight.  I have got the experience to know how to fight as underscored by my Solyndra investigation; I can get the job done! I can fight this ever-encroaching government under President Obama. 

Now, more than ever, we need experienced conservatives in the fight.  My long record of solid conservative leadership is clear and unequivocal.  The outcome of the recent decision by the Supreme Court can be stopped.  All of us must take and heed the words of Patrick Henry and continue this fight.

Let me close by reminding all that we are a Judeo-Christian nation and we know how important freedom is.  We need a new Republican majority in the Senate, and we need to defeat President Obama in the fall.  “Freedom” is our watchword, and we must never forget it.


Again, Happy 4th of July, and God Bless America*



Respectfully yours,


Cliff Stearns

United States Representative

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