There are so many good and noble ideals for which we as both individuals and as a nation should stand. But we are not standing. Why are we not standing? We are not standing because we are leaning – leaning to the left, leaning to the right. You know who it is who leans the most, don’t you? It’s two groups of people playing tug-of-war. They’re all leaning back as hard and strenuously as they can – one team to the left and one team to the right. But tug-of-war, as exciting and adrenaline-producing as it is, never ends well. The losing team gets dragged through the mud. And what happens to the victorious team? Most of the time they end up falling on their butts.

This Independence Day, how about we all try a little less leaning and a lot more standing? Conservatives want liberty. Liberals want justice. How about we stand together for liberty AND justice for all?