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Sen. Cruz: ‘America Is the Greatest Nation in the History of the World’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement in advance of Independence Day:

"This weekend, we celebrate the birth of our nation and the gift of independence. Throughout the history of mankind, freedom has been the exception. And yet, here in America, freedom has been delivered and defended for every man, women, and child.

"Each day, our brave men and women in uniform risk life and limb here at home and across the globe to preserve and defend that freedom. It is because of their sacrifice that America remains a shining city on a hill.

"Our Founding Fathers believed that rights come from God - not government - and that all men are created equal. These two revolutionary beliefs are the bonds that unite Americans still today.

"At a time when politicians at the local and state levels have ceded to the violent anarchists harming our children, destroying our cities, and fueling the flames of anger and unrest that threaten to tear apart the fabric of our society, now more than ever, we need leaders - on both sides of the political aisle - who will stand up and remember that America is the greatest nation in the history of the world. And as the greatest nation, we will make it through these difficult days with strength, unity, and a commitment to equal justice for all.

"May God bless you and your family this Independence Day, and may God continue to bless America."