Cohen Celebrates Fourth of July
MEMPHIS, TN – In advance of Wednesday’s observance of the Fourth of July, Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN-9) released the following statement:
“Tomorrow we celebrate America’s independence. On July 4, 1776, our forefathers declared our independence from Great Britain and began a journey that led to the many freedoms and opportunities we enjoy today. America is like no other place in the world. We are a role model for many countries thanks to the magnificence of our Constitution and the workings and accomplishments of our government.
Thomas Jefferson wrote a masterful document. But we all know everyone was not created equally under the law and that we had to endure a Civil War, Brown vs. Board of Education, women’s suffrage, and the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1965 to establish a more equal America. And that is why we can never stop working toward a more perfect Union.
I encourage everyone to read a part of the Declaration of Independence this week and reflect on the bravery of our forefathers for telling King George they were willing to risk their lives, the safety of their families and their possessions to create a new nation. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July.”