Julio Rosas, a U.S. Marine and senior writer for Townhall, spoke with the Daily Caller’s Samantha Renck about his decision to join the Marine Corps Reserve, what being an American means to him and more.
“Even before joining the Marines,” Rosas said, “the Fourth of July was one of my favorite holidays probably – Easter and Christmas are before that. But, one of the reasons why I really love the creation of the United States is that I truly view it as one of the greatest countries on Earth.”
Rosas added, “Now obviously when I say ‘greatest’ I don’t mean perfect — America is far from perfect — but when you look at the alternatives, especially from that point when we first declared independence it clearly set us down on that path to make things right as we went along.”
Rosas’ family is originally from Mexico, but he was born in the United States.
“Initially, I grew up in a single-parent household and we were below the poverty line,” he said. “It was that way for a large part of my life until my mom got re-married and so that’s when we