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thank you for watching the show, set your dvr so you never miss a show, see you next sunday when the next revolution will be televised. >> good evening happy independence day, i am trey gowdy, welcome to "sunday night in america," on july 4, 1776, most consequence shall country in history announced itself to the world. and for nearly 250 years, the united states of america has been a source of light, a source of justice, a source of prosperity and a sanctuary for those fleeing oppression. our sons and daughters have died on 4 en battlefield -- foreign battle feels, defending and
liberating others, we're the first to help when others are in need. it all started with an idea. started with an aspiration. even as we celebrate america today, it is appropriate to look back on america on its first day. the most significant line in america's birth certificate is this, we hold these truths to be self evident. all men are created equal. that they are endowed by their creator with certain unable uny- rights. the word truth, the acknowledgment there is something called truth, it is self evident, the truths do not derive from others, not granted to us as favor, and we're not
waiting for others to illuminate those truths for us, the most fundamental concept, all men are creates equal, the equality of mankind. then the source of the truths is acknowledged. endowed by their create or. we hear the word rights often. but how often do we reflect on what the word means and the source of those rights? it is clear those who dreamed and breathed life into the idea of america believed you were born with certain rights. and those rights did not come from government or the consent of your fellow citizens, they were not given to you, they are part of you. and they cannot be stripped away.
and then a phrase overlooked, the phrase, among these are. this lets us know what follows is not the complete list of your rights or else they would not have taken care to remind us that, among these rights, are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. it is widely believed thomas jefferson was the primary author of our declaration of independences, one of the founding fathers that i enjoyed reading was james madison who put a touch of realism into this aspiration known as american, said if men were angels, no government would be necessary. july 4 is the ideal time to note the difference between what we aspire to be. and the realities of where we are. the declaration of independence
was the ideal, constitution was to turn the ideal into a government. and i do reflect on what could have been had we taken the madge majesty of the clause, all men are created equal and fully turned it into our governing document. america acknowledged two things. number one, we are in a perpetual search for a more perfect union. number two, while truth does not change, our constitution could and should and would be be atobetter reflect that truthe highest goal. the highest aspiration and when you set truth as your ideal, and seek a perfect union, you will
often times find both out of reach. but that is the beauty and uniqueness of america. we set a goal that is so hard to reach because truth is the only goal worth setting. and i would rather be a country that strove for the impossible than a country that settled for what is easy, there is nothing easy about democracy. it is hard. it can be messy, we're not a perfect country because there is no such thing. but we're a good people, striving to be a perfect union of people. so happy birthday, america. you have gone from a band of revolutionaries who believed in self-rule to the greatestest
experiment and self-government. that world has known, your america that has given the gift of showing what is possible who bluff -- believe in truth, believe in life, believe in liberty and are searching for the more perfect union. our next hour will serve as a salute to service and a celebration of our great nation. joining me now to kick it off. florida congressman michael waltz. with california congressman car -- carany, ojal .
>> thank you, tray. .trey: what led you to want to serve in the country in uniform. >> i am an immigrant, i am immid when i was 5 years old. that is what the system worked. we have a long way to go to make it work again. but, i would tell you, the opportunity this country has given me and my family have been enormous. i fell that one of these things that i could do. to give back and to serve our nation. it has been an honor and a privilege. it is the greatest country on earth, i decided to serve
because, i wanted to give back and make sure we protect those ideals and freedom that we all enjoy here in the country. trey: congressman waltz, what is your story of service? >> i grew up in family of service, in jacksonville, florida, a navy town outside of a navy base. i defected, i went army later on, i always knew that i wanted to serve, i agree this is the greatest country on earth, i had an opportunity to go abroad at an early age, made my appreciate how great this nation is it may have flaws and we'll seek to improve them, this is the greatest nation on earth, and you know, i would be willing to put my life on the line for my children, family, our grand kids
one day to enjoy the freedoms that representative -- cabajal and i have enjoyed. it is not so much we agree on every issue. the ethos in the fox hole, no one cares about back ground. it is about whether you are american or mission our country, serving something bigger than yourself, i am proud to serve in a caucus of veterans with representative carbajal called for country. >> i could not agree more. trey: you are both tough men, let me ask you a tough question,
i am asking of myself too, people in uniform are held to such a high regard. you mentioned spirit decorps that existing how do we celebrate public service to not where the military is, but get it higher than where it is, how to we captured that feeling y'all feel about the military and translate that to public service, you. >> you know that is why i know representative carbajal agrees, i believe we need to get back as a nation to national service. that is not necessarily a draft trey, we're talking about giving a lot of things away like educational benefits, let's get service for that in return. you learn leadership, followership, team work and you
do it with people who don't look like you, a world war ii veteran told me, coming from the segregated south, spoken to an african-american before in his life, until his bunch mate in the navy was a black man, they became life long friends, i think if we get folks, graduate high school and serve a year or two wild be a better country for it. >> i could not agree more. i think national public service is what could bring the country together. make us more cohesive and work through the challenging issues. i think bringing people from various backgrounds that does not matter as representative
waltz said, together for a common purpose to make our country better. i think that will bring us together and help us develop the type of cohesiveness as a country. that we want to have with patriotism and putting our national interest first, before other things that often times divide us, i could not agree more with representative waltz. i believe these are bipartisan efforts, groups that strive to work through our differences but find common ground when at all possible. at the end we don't want to be marred with the gridlock that exists in washington. i think having a military background has helped us achieve that in great part. trey: we honor your service to our country, all manifestations
of public service, happy july 4 to you both and your families. >> all right, thank you. >> thank you, trey. and i appreciate your service as well. let me say, that in closing, i appreciate my colleague representative waltz's service. and time work we have in work work -- team work we have in washington. >> thank you, and happy birthday america. trey: thank you. >> still ahead, what drives orde and free? we hear from a defense expert when "sunday night in america" returns. ♪ ♪ are you packed yet? our flight is early tomorrow. and it's a long flight too. once we get there, we will need...
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independence day. >> the same to you, congratulations on the new show, i am delighted to be a part of it. trey: thank you, general, what threats concern you the most, start with external than maybe internal. >> well i think that trump administration got it create -- right, created a departure from biden administration that is in denial of the threats this united states is face trump's national security strategy laid on out. united states is facing global security challenges on a scale we've not seen since post world war ii, we're in a big power competition again. this time with the rise of a
super power to be in china. the revisionist russia, who is aggressive and conducting expansion on their borders. and iran that wants to dominate and control the middle east and acquire a nuclear weapon to preserve its regime forever and use it as blackmail in the middle east. north korea with arsenal. radical islam still remains a threat out there. it is still there. it can do harm, we're poised to deal with that in selective places in the world. the last thing i would identify, cyber warfare, our major adversaries use cyber warfare as a major instrument of national
power to undermine western democracies with a primary focus on the u.s. they are the threats that we're facing. they are complicated, they are comprehensive. we guard less of whether -- regardless of weather republicans or democrats are in charge, these are tough issues faces the country. trey: we think of acting of war, pearl harbor, that is easy for us to get our head around, and 9/11. cyber, what constitutes an act of war, if anything as it relates to cyberattacks? >> international community has not decided that, the united states of america, i don't believe. has not decided it, i think it is an indication, i believe in our own national security
apparatus we have yet to come to grips with how comprehensive an instrument this is. china is prolific in doing this and russia who penetrates the u.s., and successful of doing this, the fact that we not have international norms, there are not strong policies out there in defining this and where are the red lights, is why there is so much activism, and why they will keep coming and coming and coming until we put together, i believe this administration is attempting to do this, we'll see what manifests, a comprehensive strategy using all of government to respond, not just cyber command, but we should use cyber command to respond in kind. we had the ransom ware attacks,
we have should have responded, that manifested those attacks and deep doing it -- keep doing it. it would make them to make a judgment do i really want to do this again, this is deterrents is. yes, there is more work that needs to be done to deal with it we have to get our arms around it as a nation. not just to protect government, military and critical infrastructure but your way of life, writ large in united states which could be easily undermined as we've seen. trey: general, we should thank you every day for your service to the country, but july 4 seems
like an appropriate day, thank you for all the service, sacrifice you have made on behalf america, thank you. >> my privilege, happy fourth, great show. trey: yes, sir, thank you. >> answering the call to serve the nation and protect our democracy is a decision that should be celebrated every day this 4th of july we want to hear the story of services of those who made the brave choice, nova navy hospital corpsman. mike garcia is joining me from naval base san diego, welcome for garcia, how are you. >> good how are you? >> what prompted you to want to
serve? >> i wanted to be a part of something bigger than myself. i just wanted as that time, the iraq war in afghanistan was going on, i wanted to serve that is what drug me into the military, i thought activity right for me to join. trey: for those of us who want to better appreciate and understand your service, what does a hospital corpsman do? >> hospital corpsman is the medical part of the navy. we treat casualties, doe -- we do sick call, for whatever platform you are on, you treat the service members of that platform. i am a medical fleet marine force corpsman, i treated marines on the battlefield. trey: when those of us who are not in uniform think of the military, we think of this
diverse group that comes together. you put your finger on it, you said you wanted to serve something bigger than yourself. what do you think of the military as that significant unified force. what does a lesson that the rest of america can take. >> with the military, we put aside our differences, between our cultures, our special preferences whatever you believe in, your religion, we set it aside there is a greater mission that be accomplished, you set things aside, you focus on your mission you get things done. trey: corpsman, thank you so much, imagine a 14-year-old woman or young man watching, they are trying to decide
whether this is the choice for them, what advice would you have for a youngster that subjecting about maybe doing what you are doing now believe that you will make a difference or not, you will make a difference in someone's life, someone's career, that is the big part of buying in the military. -- being in the military, you have a direct impact your community, the people around you. i think it is a great opportunity for anyone that comes out of areas where they are not given any opportunity for growth, the military is a great place for that. trey: i think i speak on behalf of everyone, we are unified in saying thank you for your service to our country, god bless you, thank you for being with us. >> thank you, sir. trey: americans have been looking forward to independence day for months, especially since last year was so that willing
trey: return to normalcy is among the deepest desires for us. 2020 was such a challenging year, americans asked to sacrifice for the betterment of the country as a whole. just for tonight, for one night, let us celebrate what americans did for other americans. especially the doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals and scientists, joining me now, dr. nichol sapphire. welcome tou and happy july 4. >> happy july 4 to you, thank you so much. trey: you are the perfect person for me to ask, i have two thoughts, i want you to address them. the speed with which we developed this vaccine.
number two, back in 2020, when a lot of us were sitting off by ourselves waiting for news about of virus, you and others seeing patients. you are still working. celebrate the speed of the vaccine, talk to us about what is in doctors ta makes them -- that makes them go to work event in the throes of uncertainty. >> i was a bit of a naysayer early on. not that i did not believe the technology was not there or scientists, usually the rate limiting step with any medical advancement is funding, through operation warp speed, you had president trump and his
administration decide to gamble, invested a lot of money saying they believed in our scientists, they believed in the process, they believed if they could get out a successful vaccine, they wanted to make sure the funding was there, because they did that, that is now why we've exceeded demand with supply of vaccines, why we hit the level of herd immunity in the country, we can celebrate, hospitalizations and rates and deaths are all-time low. be proud of us of a country, i can tell you over the last year and a half, there is no rest for the weary. when it comes to any front line worker, not just physicians or nurses, the job does not stop, during the pandemic there was a level of fear and panic and a
lot of unknown. people continues going to work, they continued functioning. because of that we did continue as a society. >> let me ask you dr. saphier to a young woman or a man sitting on the couch saying, evening gone to law school. what is the argument for serving your fellow man and women kind and your country as a physician or in the healthcare fields. >> physicians, we take the hypocritic oath. i think that everyone person who goes to go form of healthcare, we want to help people. that is you know that is intrinsic to our being, that does not stop when something is
going on in your own life or a crisis at hand, it is just something innate inside of people, i don't know everyone is taught it. some people like the sight of blood, some don't. my husband, a surgeon, does not like needles coming toward him. it is always wanting to make sure you are there to help someone, that may be at some time putting your at risk, whether you are exposed to hiv or other infectious path -- you are doing all you can. trey: dr. saphier to you and everyone el, who served during this difficult time of year, my father is a physician. i am biased toward physicians.
if not for math and science, i would have loved to have been a doctor, they held me back, thank you for your service to your fellow man and woman kind, --hope you have a fantastic july 4. >> thank you, so much, trey. trey: still ahead, on day where focus on life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, three men nearly lost all 3 after being dragged into a rip current on a north carolina beach, our next guest with help from a boogie board, kept them from going under the the story of that amazing rescue and the woman who did it next on "sunday night in america." ♪ ♪ ♪
trey: welcome back to "sunday night in america," in times of crisis there is a choice, do we run away from danger or toward it? it takes real courage to run as fast as you can toward danger. especially to help a stranger. three men are alive today in north carolina because of our next guest. coast guard petty officer second class jennifer williamson,
enjoying a day off-duty with her family, saw three men swept out by a rip current, struggling, she borrowed a boogie board, jumped into the water, petty officer williamson is joining me now with what happened next, alongside with commander of coast guard fifth district welcome to you both. >> thank you, thank you, trey. trey: officer williams son tell us what did you see, why did you react the way you did? >> well, just ordinary day with family on the beach, we're sitting there, my sister diana is a mother three. she tends to really have a keen eye on the ocean. we're sitting there, she popped up out of her chair, i thought maybe it had manage do with my nephew and niece, i looked out, she said oh, my god, jennie,
those three guys, i think they are in trouble, i noticed one go underwater and drown, without thought, a grabbed a boogie board. can't out toward the water, bring a floating division with -- device, the man who was drowning at that point was coughing off water, i reached out it him first, got him onboard. reached out for the second swimmer, then the third. i told him to hold on to my hand as i held on to the boogie board, swam them back to the beach, as we got to shore, i let them know you could stand up, the man who was drowning was still weak coughing, i watched him on beach with me, and
reunited him with his family, went back to my family and took a most of silence thinking to myself what just happened. we report our separate ways after this. trey: admiral dicky i am sure you will tell me there are other women and men in coast guard who would do the same thing, for those of us not in uniform, what propels? is this training? are you born with the gene that intervenes when others are in trouble. >> we're incredibly proud of what she has done, and to do it off-duty is a bonus, we expect it on duty, we train with a base for action, taking initiative. we give responsibility to the most junior personnel from the early stage. that teaches them they can take action, they can go outdo those types of things, they don't have to wait for someone to tell them
what to do. we're proud of her. trey: i am stunned that one person could save three people. it seems like more likely it would be that three would drag one down, the one must be a strong, good swimmer. you mentioned training, for those young women and men watching you tonight, they are thinking, you know, maybe i want to do what petty officer williamson did, what is your portfolio. >> coast guard does so much, most of america would be surprised. if it happens on the water we're involved, we have 11 statutory missions from search, rescue to marine response, and making sure commerce flows safely and counter drugs, just a tremendous
number of pathways for a your yg person entering the coast guard, we're hering, if there is anyone out there would -- hiring we would love to you have join us. >> for me as a operator. my main focus here we do search erescue, and law enforcement, that does not prevent us from being part of the community and volunteering outside of the uniform on our off time, we respond during hurricanes and natural disaster to help folks even on land. trey: i have every belief your training helped you successfully fulfill this mission, i believe there is something intrinsic in
you that led you to do it. not just these three men, but we're indebted to you for your courage, have a great july 4. >> thank you, trey. trey: yes. thank you. >> still ahead on america's 245 birthday, a different look at this unprecedented experiment in self governance we call america. there's an america we build and one we discover. one that's been tamed and one that's forever wild.
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certificate: >> there is a difference between being famous and first. the first sentence is actually this: >> that was how we began our notice to the world we would not be the subjects of anyone. it was our notice to others we did not consent to be governed. as i reflect on where we are as a country today that sentence is something of a cautionary tale. it can be come frayed and fractured over the course of time, what was once connected, can become disconnected, our country has been through so much
over the course of our time as a country. we have fought and bled and died in two world wars. our own efforts to perfect this union did not come easily or without pain this is the true as it relates to fight for equality among all of us, the process of going from all men were created equal to where we are now, which is all men and women and we do mean all are created equal of the not without pain and consequence. we have persevered, we overcame, he struggled -- we struggled and emerged stronger. what you set perfection as a goal, you will have days of uncertainty, would you settle for anything less than truth and perfection as a goal? americans do not and should not
settle. we strive, we aspire, good is good, maybe it good enough for others, but we are the united states of america, we will not be satisfied unless weir we're e constantly moving forward the truth. i am not in to signs and symbols, i am not a superstition person. but history is revealing, there are messages to be headed, our country -- heeded, our country was born july 4, three of our founding fathers died on july 4, thomas jefferson, john adam, james monroe were considered founding fathers. each of the three served as president. each of them died on july 4. the symmetry is innes cable,
they lift the earth on america's birthday, it could be fate a way of reminding us, what is born can die, those who believe that democracy has a shelf life. there are those who resented the power strength and ideals of the country, i see it differently, men and women do die, but the good news for america, is we're not a nation of men and women, we're a nation of laws. and laws are derived from the truth. and the truth need not ever day, we 245 years old today. that is 3 times the life expectancy of an american born today. but there snow life expectancy -- there no life expectancy on
the truth or freedom there is no life expectancy on creator of the truth. we can and will survive and flourish as a country and celebrate birthdays, so long as we hold these truths to be self evident. all men and women are endowed by their create or with certain unable inable rights, we'll celebrate birthdays. happy birthday america. thank you for spending part of your sunday with us, i hope you have a great week ahead, good night from south carolina, fox news presents an independence day special, next. ♪ ♪ yet wave ♪ ♪
the land of the free ♪ ♪ and the home of the brave ♪ ♪ steve: good evening happy independence day welcome to the next revolution, i am steve hilton, the home of popular populism, no america, my first fourth as an american, i could not be more proud, as you know, a couple of months ago, i became a u.s. citizen, i am so happy to celebrate this special day with you, my fellow americans. it still new for me to say but it has felt like my home for