To the editor:

I chuckled when I saw a recent letter on TAPinto Flemington, criticizing the Republican Party for “politicizing” the greatest political accomplishment in our County’s history by rallying folks to participate in Lebanon’s Fourth of July parade.

Participation and celebration of our Democracy is what makes our Country great, as do the different points of view that our citizens bring to the debate. The Founders who ratified the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 knew this most of all.

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The email cited in the letter to the editor as evidence of “politicizing” the parade highlighted the strong showing of the Democrats last year and called for our Republicans to match their efforts.  I’d call that democracy in action, and the best way to celebrate our freedom and liberty. So, to the charge of “politicizing” the Fourth of July by rallying folks to participate in the parade … guilty as charged.

Remember to celebrate America this week. Have a fun and safe holiday.

God bless America.

Patrick Torpey, Hunterdon GOP Chair