Delegate Matt Morgan

LEONARDTOWN, Md. – 7.6 billion people live in our world, and I feel fortunate to be one of the 330 million that call the United States of America home. This year has been like no other in our country’s history. Watching the news each night gives the impression that many of our neighbors view the American experiment as a failure. They want to fundamentally change our country because they see America as unjust and mean. They see America as a place where the deck is stacked against you from birth. The reality could not be further from the truth. Our country is like no other in the world. Founded on an idea, based on good and moral principles “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The majority of Americans, including myself, hold these truths to be self-evident. And, while the country has not always been perfect, we have time-and-time again strived to live up to these promises.

The United States has been the beacon of hope and the guiding light for the rest of the world. Our country has lifted millions of people out of poverty. We represent joy and optimism, where an individual is guaranteed the opportunity to build a life that they want for themselves. No matter what social class you were born into or who your parents are, no matter your race, gender, or religion, you have the freedom to chase your dreams.

You have the guaranteed freedom to go as far as your work ethic and God-given talents can take you. Our country stands for individual freedom and represents the best mankind has to offer. That is what makes us unique, and that is what makes us special and different than any other place in the world. This Independence Day, I’ll take a minute to reflect and remember that all citizens of America are privileged because we live in the greatest country on earth. The overwhelming majority are thankful, grateful, and are willing to defend the nation we hold dear. God bless the United States of America!

-Delegate Matt Morgan