I took a road trip to Philadelphia this weekend and am happy to say I found more freedom than I expected.
Sure, I found a lot of it while doing some great historical sightseeing. First stop was the Liberty Bell, a recognizable symbol of freedom around the world. Smaller than I had imagined but much larger than life.
Next stop was the Betsy Ross House, the birthplace of the American Flag. Brave Betsy Ross put her freedom on the line as she sewed the Stars and Stripes. If she had been caught by the British, she would have been arrested and jailed for treason.
Then there was a visit to Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed. Two documents that put our country on the path to prosperity and promised its citizens certain inalienable rights like Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
All symbols of freedom at its finest, and here's one more.
On Sunday, Philadelphia was celebrating the silver anniversary of PrideDay, the LGBT Parade and Festival. My family and I all stood cheering, as people with rainbow colored flags sang, danced and marched up and down the historic streets of the city. They were marching for their mission -- equal rights under the law -- including marriage.
Recently on CNBC's Squawk Box, my dad asked House Majority Leader Eric Cantor if Republicans were forever going to be behind the curve of history on issues like this. He told the Congressman that until everybody is equal, there's no equality, and that includes marriage. My dad has said many times that public opinion moves faster than the politicians.
Anyone who has watched my dad on CNBC or read our book knows my dad is a staunch fiscal conservative. He went on to urge the Congressman to get his party back on track -- out of people's personal lives and focused on what they do best -- creating jobs and prosperity through limited government and earned success.
My finale was a Philly cheesesteak from the Reading Terminal Market and a stop at LOVE Park. It was a great day in the City of Brotherly Love.
Betsy Ross didn't sew a rainbow colored flag, but some other brave soul did, and I was happy to see both of them flying high this weekend.
Peace Love Profits,