As Twitchy told you Tuesday night, The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol announced that the Becoming American Initiative would be running an ad on Fox News the morning of July 4 “to remind our fellow Americans, Republicans and conservatives that we are a nation of immigrants, and stronger for it.”
We’ll admit, we thought it was a little insulting for a “conservative” like Kristol to remind Republicans and conservatives specifically that America is a nation of immigrants — maybe someone could remind Democrats and liberals that America is a nation of legal immigrants and, like every other sovereign nation, has borders.
That said, we conservatives are happy to wish NationalReview.com editor and Twitchy favorite Charles C. W. Cooke a happy Independence Day … his first as an American. He became a citizen Feb. 23 of this year, having applied for a visa in 2011 and slowly working his way through the system to full citizenship.
This is my first Independence Day as an American.
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) July 4, 2018
— Brit Hume (@brithume) July 4, 2018
Welcome, sir! ??
— Dean Cain (@RealDeanCain) July 4, 2018
Congrats my friend
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) July 4, 2018
— Independence Gay (@GayPatriot) July 4, 2018
Congratulations, Charles! You honor us by joining us.
— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) July 4, 2018
Happy Independence Day, my fellow American! pic.twitter.com/5KtC5YP92G
— Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl) July 4, 2018
Yessssssssssssssss! We finally peeled you away!
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) July 4, 2018
Congrats! ????? pic.twitter.com/RryrD7Nqoo
— Sarah Rumpf (@rumpfshaker) July 4, 2018
CONGRATULATIONS ! ! ! (from one immigrant to another)
— Sean Lnnane (@sean_linnane) July 4, 2018
Here's to many more!
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) July 4, 2018
ŒV: Happy to have you follow in the footsteps of the the Englishmen who decided their natural rights as Englishmen had to be preserved on this side of the pond.
— The Gormogons (@Gormogons) July 4, 2018
We are so happy to have you! ??❤️??❤️ #HappyBirthdayAmerica
— Harriet Baldwin (@HarrietBaldwin) July 4, 2018
Let's put these commies in their place and throw a birthday party, fellow citizen. pic.twitter.com/XpOG1EW9oH
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) July 4, 2018
Welcome! May there be many more.
— Mark Krikorian (@MarkSKrikorian) July 4, 2018
Wishing you many more my fellow American
— DaveinTexas (@DaveinTexas) July 4, 2018
Congratulations! You’re an excellent addition to the citizenry!
— Terry Moran (@TerryMoran) July 4, 2018
I'm happy you joined us.
(Just in time for our Second Civil War, I'm told.)
— Robert Woolley (@RandomlyBob) July 4, 2018
Congrats. It's an honor for our country when people choose to earn their citizenship here.
— Josh R Davis (@joshraydavis) July 4, 2018
— Mike Morrison (@MikeKMorrison) July 4, 2018
I know from your writings how dearly you love this country and how special this is for you – Congratulations Charles – Happy Independence Day!
— Wile E. Coyote – Super Patriot ?? (@wylieinnorman) July 4, 2018
We’re blessed to have you.
— Rikki Ratliff (@rikkiratliff) July 4, 2018
And we are the better for it. Thank you for undertaking the journey and venturing through the sea of paperwork and regulations to become an American.
— Amau T (@AmauThomas) July 4, 2018
Congratulations. It’s an honor to have you as a fellow citizen.
— Timothy Sandefur (@TimothySandefur) July 4, 2018
It must feel great. I envy you.
— State Control™ (@State_Control) July 4, 2018
Good for you! Many of us are blessed to be born here, so I have a tremendous respect for those who have put forth the effort toward becoming citizens. Congratulations ?❤️??
— Natasha Fatale (@Natashasjam) July 4, 2018
Welcome as a New Citizen, may your life be blessed as a American!????????????
— FAITH EVERYDAY (@kezxz28) July 4, 2018
You are a valuable addition to the USA
— Tom Thurman (@boymoose) July 4, 2018
Congratulations! I know how much you truly love our country and it is made much better for having you in it.
— Brady! Bradí! Braydee! (@uberbrady) July 4, 2018
— Carribbean Tom (@TomInIndiana) July 4, 2018
Congrats! Now go celebrate like a TRUE American pic.twitter.com/Im8Mz2eVAc
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) July 4, 2018
That's wonderful! Congrats on your achievement!! Welcome, and I hope you have an especially happy celebration today, fellow American!
— Dina Jims (@djks99) July 4, 2018
No words can describe the goosebumps your tweet just produced. Would never have known due to your knowledge of this country and you’re honest journalism.
Proud to call you an American Patiot, Charles. Truly a blessed addition to USA!!
— ??????????✟⚖️?✭?? (@Serafinos) July 4, 2018
Can we get a shout-out from Bill Kristol?
IT'S OFFICIAL! Charles C.W. Cooke's announcement is the BEST news we've heard all week https://t.co/i3qM4UvjEr
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 23, 2018