Commentary: No matter where we stand on the political aisle, we are all Americans

    (Sinclair Broadcast Group)

    WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - Last 4th of July, I spoke to you about the importance of civil discourse in our country. My bottom line was a reminder that Americans have much more in common than we often think.

    Now, I believe that message rings truer than ever.

    In the past year, we have seen the left and right fight over so many important issues -- immigration, gun rights, the economy, standing for our national anthem and others. In many cases, these arguments turned ugly and ultimately unproductive.

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    However, there were also beautiful moments that we have been able to experience together as Americans -- welcoming home American prisoners from North Korea, having millions of Americans receive bonuses as a result of tax reform, and watching our country come together in the face of disaster.

    As we celebrate Independence Day with our loved ones, I hope we all take some time to reflect on what “independence” truly means in this country -- freedom to think, say, and be who we are. I thank those who have fought and are fighting bravely to protect those freedoms.

    Here’s the bottom line: No matter where we stand on the political aisle, we are all Americans. We should all want what is best for this country. When we take a minute to remember that everyone is coming from a place of love for our country, the issues that divide us don’t seem as impossible to solve. Happy Fourth of July.

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.

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