To the Editor,

We are blessed to live in the land of the free because of the brave men and women that founded, fought for, and defended our great nation.

This Fourth of July season I encourage you to reflect on the liberties and freedoms that we enjoy as Americans. 

The Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, 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…”

Now, more than ever, we need to think about the meaning of those sacred words and live them out in our daily lives.

As we pause as a nation to celebrate our independence, please take a moment to remember those words and keep those eternal truths in mind this holiday season.

Happy Independence Day and God Bless!

Jeff Backer, State 


District 9A