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Independence Day – Observed

We just passed July 4th, what most people the world over consider American Independence Day. (That’s independence from the British Crown, for those currently in public school.)

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Notable Quote – Democrats Now Stand For The Exact Opposite Of The Declaration Of Independence

When the elected delegates went off to the Continental Congress to represent the people of the 13 colonies, and eventually to sign the Declaration of Independence, everyone in America was a “subject.” However, alive in the hearts of those “subjects” who were delegates to the Continental Congress was a unique vision; a vision of life …

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We Need a New Declaration of Independence

Early Americans criticized their king’s rule with the memorable slogan “no taxation without representation” and decried His Majesty’s efforts to suspend their legislatures, altering fundamentally the forms of their government by imposing an arbitrary power structure instead.

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Notable Quote – Goerge Will

The Declaration is not just chronologically prior to the Constitution, it is logically prior. As Timothy Sandefur writes, the Declaration “sets the framework for reading” the Constitution, so it is the Constitution’s “conscience”: By the terms with which the Declaration articulates the Constitution’s purpose – the purpose is to “secure” unalienable rights – the Declaration intimates …

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"Beer Caucus Founders at the 2019 Inaugural Ball. (l-r) Tim Lang, Mike Moffett, Howard Pearl, and Reed Panasiti."

A 2020 GRANITE STATE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Granite Staters are created equal, with certain unalienable rights—to include life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And when government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter it.

We must defend our values and principles

Don’t “Insult” or Question Islam or its Prophet under penalty of arrest (or worse)!!!

The legal system in the US (other than in Louisiana) was originally derived from the legal system that prevailed in England for centuries, including the personal freedoms extracted from the King by the Maga Carta. Even with that long history of personal liberties, the colonists ultimately rebelled against the English Crown’s abuses as enunciated principally …

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The consent of the governed

The Declaration of Independence asks and answers two fundamental questions about the nature of government, as understood by the people who founded America.  First, what is government for?  Second, from where does government derive its just powers?

Your Rights, If You Can Keep Them

Christopher Maidment recently began his post, A Republic, If You Can Keep It, by saying: A Government Of The People, By The People, and For The People.  That’s the whole foundation of this country. I disagree.  The foundation of the country begins with the Declaration of Independence.  That document asks and answers two fundamental questions:

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Demonstrate?

The founders, those who wrote the U.S. Constitution, understood people. They knew sometimes there is a need to complain publicly about governmental policies adversely affecting us. The American Revolution began with just such protests. The Declaration of Independence was a 28 item list of grievances against the King. Demonstrations are part of the fabric of …

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