Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following Independence Day statement:

“America is built on a creed—a creed of human freedom, equality, and dignity. Seeking the freedom to secure these rights endowed by their Creator, our Founding Fathers declared independence. Through the blood of patriots liberty was purchased, and through the blood of heroes liberty is preserved.

“Today, we celebrate as one, with the principles of liberty and justice for all binding us together as one people and one nation.”