If you can't make it to the Proud to beĀ American July 4th Tea Party on Independence Mall in Philadelphia to hear Bill Kristol speak, there are other ways to commemorate America's independence. 

1.) You can read Kristol's 2008 piece from theĀ New York Times on the meaning of July 4th. 

2.) John Podhoretz's op-ed from the New York Post on the patriotic opposition is worth your time. 

3.) Barbecue and beer.

Better yet, partake in all three. Happy Independence Day.