This column first appeared in the Washington Times
By Scott Walker
Juneteenth is possible because of Independence Day. The radicals pushing the 1619 Project and critical race theory would likely beg to differ with this statement, but the facts make a compelling case.
On July 4, 1776, the leaders of our nation declared that all people are created equal and that God gives us rights that cannot be taken away — including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That promise would not be fulfilled for all Americans until years later, but it was — in many ways — made possible by those patriots who sought to create a nation based on freedom.