10 Reasons Why July 4th Is the Most Epic American Holiday

Independence Day has been a day of celebration since 1776. Americans around the world come together to commemorate this momentous day in history --- the day we adopted the Declaration of Independence and proclaimed freedom from Great Britain. If that isn’t enough proof enough that the Fourth of July rocks, here are 10 reasons why Independence Day is the most epic American holiday of all time.

1 | It's Ageless

One of the best parts of Independence Day is that there is something for all ages to enjoy. Celebrating our nation’s freedom never goes out of style, so there’s no age limit on the good times to be had. Invite the kids and invite the grandparents, all are welcome on this timeless holiday!

2 | It's the Perfect Time to Be Around Loved Ones

Spending the day around your favorite people and celebrating the best country on earth? Count us in! Friends and family are the best people to spend this holiday with, which means the goofiness and good times will be plentiful.

3 | The Food

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Americans love to eat, especially classic American food like hot dogs and apple pie. Combine that with the celebrations of the Fourth and you have the most festive and delicious treats of the whole year. Plus, everything tastes better when it’s in the shape of the American flag and covered in red, white and blue.

4 | The Weather

Sure, it’s hot. But something about celebrating makes the summer heat less miserable and more…perfect. It wouldn’t be Fourth of July without kids splashing in the swimming pool and everyone guzzling down beverages like their life depended on it. So, show off those classic American flag shorts in the 90-degree heat! The scorching sun and tan lines leave stripes on your body like a human representation of the stripes on the American flag. What more could you ask for?!

5 | One word: FIREWORKS

Believe it or not, fireworks have been a Fourth of July tradition since the very first Fourth of July in 1776. In a letter from John Adams to his wife Abigail Adams, our country's second president declared that Independence Day should be celebrated with “pomp and parade, with shews, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other from this time forward forever more.”

You heard him, folks. One of our very own Founding Fathers essentially ordered us to make this a day of epic celebration. Will do, Mr. Adams!

6 | People Go All Out

If you see someone driving down the highway, sticking an American flag out the window with their face covered in red, white and blue face paint, chances are it’s July 4th. Americans hold nothing back on this holiday, letting their patriotic weirdness shine bright. (Side note: We do not recommend driving down the highway with a flag sticking out of the window. We do, however, encourage extreme patriotism.)

7 | Red, White and Blue EVERYTHING

On people’s clothes, on people’s faces, in people’s yards, our nation’s colors are splashed across the entire country for one day straight, and IT IS AWESOME. Nothing instills American pride more than being surrounded by a sea of red, white and blue all day. You might even wake up the next morning forgetting other colors even exist.

8 | The Tunes

Martina McBride sings it best when she belts out the iconic lyric, “Roll the stone away, let the guilty pay, it's Independence Day.” Yes, it is, girl. And we will sing your beautiful tune all day until our voices give out.

9 | You Get the Day Off

What better way to celebrate freedom than being free from stresses and responsibilities for a day? This Fourth of July, run wild, be free and celebrate American independence. Thanks for the Declaration and the day off, Founding Fathers!

10 | Freedom

The Fourth of July equals an entire day devoted to celebrate the birth of our great nation, the day which our Founders officially declared our freedom. Nothing compels Americans to throw a massive party quite like that. We are free and live in the greatest country ever, a beacon of light and hope to the world. Now that's something to celebrate.

It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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