Brownback issues Independence Day message

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TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Thursday issued an Independence Day message citing the courage and resolve of America’s founders.

In a news release, Brownback said, ““On July 4, we celebrate the birthday of America. We remember the founding generation—their courage, their resolve, and their love of country. It was the conviction that all men are created equal and endowed with certain unalienable rights that compelled the Founders to face the mighty British Army on the battlefield. The Declaration of Independence was their creed.

“This love of liberty is the Founders’ legacy. It is not passed down in the bloodstream, but in the hearts and minds of Americans. We must cultivate a similar love of freedom in ourselves and our children, as we seek to preserve our rights and liberties.

God Bless America.”

State offices will be closed July 3 and 4, 2015 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

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