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  • Have we misunderstood the Declaration of Independence? Princeton professor claims rogue..

    07/05/2016 8:10:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 4, 2016 | JAMES WILKINSON
    Has America spent the last few hundred years misunderstanding the Declaration of Independence? That's what Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, believes. According to Allen, the paragraph beginning 'We hold these truths to be self-evident' has been misinterpreted thanks to a rogue period that was not in the original document. And that could completely transform our understanding of how the Founding Fathers viewed the role of government, The New York Times reported.The line as it is most commonly reprinted reads: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,...
  • Four Times the Declaration of Independence Mentions God, and Why It Matters

    07/04/2016 3:03:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 3, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    Many historians call the Founding Fathers "Deists," and many of them were not true Christians -- after all, Thomas Jefferson tore all the miracles out of the Gospels! But judging by the Declaration of Independence, our Founders were more religious than many think: our founding document mentions God no less than four times.This is not to say America was founded as an explicitly Christian nation -- the federal government has never had an established religion. But the Jewish and Christian understandings of God deeply influenced the founding generation, and that influence radiates from the Declaration of Independence.Here are the four...
  • JFK reading the Declaration of Independence

    07/03/2016 11:29:33 AM PDT · by DaveinOK54 · 8 replies
    Fat chance of Ole Jug Ears ever doing this?
  • A Look at Thomas Jefferson's Egregious Hypocrisy

    07/01/2016 8:18:53 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 129 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 7/1 | John Horgan
    I once admired Jefferson, seeing him as an essentially good, no, great man with one tragic flaw: The writer of the inspiring words “all men are created equal” owned slaves. Now, I see Jefferson as an egregious hypocrite, who willfully betrayed the ideals he espoused. I reached this conclusion only after visiting Monticello, Jefferson’s famous Virginia estate, last month. Previously, I didn't realize the extent of Jefferson’s slave ownership, and I lazily—and ignorantly--excused it as a common ethical blind spot of his time. *Jefferson often denounced slavery. He wrote in 1774, "The abolition of domestic slavery is the great object...
  • Feds deny governor's request for emergency declaration after Pulse attack

    06/21/2016 12:28:45 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    WFTV ^ | 6-20-2016 | WFTV
    ORLANDO, Fla. — The Obama administration denied millions of dollars in federal funding following the Pulse terror attack. Gov. Rick Scott requested an emergency declaration for $5 million to help response efforts and victims. Federal officials said the state application for emergency declaration did not demonstrate how emergency response is beyond the capability of state and local government.
  • Best Friends: The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution

    05/31/2016 12:54:47 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    For some time, I’ve had a squib in mind which connected the Declaration and Constitution. Professor William B. Allen of Michigan State University beat me to it some years ago with a paper that did just that. I encourage the reader to examine the entire work. To the small extent that our Declaration is discussed in the public square and taught to our young anymore at all, discourse is typically limited to the clauses surrounding our unalienable rights and equality before God. Addressed far less often are the specific charges directed at King George III and how our Constitution dealt...
  • Louisiana Democrat State Representative Attacks Declaration Of Independence On House Floor

    05/26/2016 4:12:40 PM PDT · by smith5460 · 34 replies
    The Hayride ^ | May 26, 2016 | Scott McKay (MacAoidh)
    HB 1035, a bill by Rep. Valarie Hodges that would have mandated that schoolchildren in Louisiana be taught the Declaration of Independence, sailed through the House Education Committee with a 6-2 vote. But Wednesday, when the bill reached the floor of the House, it had a different fate – amid a torrent of squabbling, Hodges returned the bill to the calendar and it’s likely finished for the session. The Louisiana House of Representatives has 61 Republican members out of 105, and yet it was apparent no consensus for a cornerstone of basic civics in the state’s public schools did not...
  • Our Noble Declaration of Independence

    04/24/2016 1:36:19 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 13 replies
    Among the reasons I enjoy Independence Day is that it makes Leftists squirm. They despise the American Revolution. If they could, their scotus judges would gut the Declaration as thoroughly as they have the Constitution. To them, our Noble Declaration, this expression of God-given reason is subversive of social justice; they are right. Since the Declaration is indeed hostile to their moral relativism, the Left has long attempted to minimize our founding to a fuzzy faith in the people. The “deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” and “all men are created equal,” translates in their Marxist...
  • Hillary on guns: There’s a Constitutional right to life, liberty, & the pursuit of happiness, too

    02/25/2016 4:28:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 25, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    There is? Perhaps Hillary Clinton's copy of the US Constitution has bleed-over from a page containing the Declaration of Independence. Pick this up at the 2:12 mark for an interesting lesson in American civics (via Twitchy):(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Hillary Clinton ✔ ‎‎@HillaryClinton Joining @IAmSteveHarvey today to continue the conversation he's been having on guns in America. Don't miss it! "We've got to say to the gun lobby, you know what, there is a constitutional right for people to own guns. But there's also a constitutional right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that enables us to have a safe country....
  • Dear Dr. Carson: Our Founding Fathers Were Not Novices

    11/09/2015 2:27:00 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 21 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 9, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Late in the evening on November 4, 2015, Dr. Ben Carson sat down to his computer, as he reportedly does regularly, to answer questions that had been sent to him on Facebook during the day. His November 4 post had the desired effect. With 300,000 likes and 180,000 shares (at this writing), read aloud by major talk show hosts from Rush Limbaugh in Florida to Joe Walsh in Chicago, this post is the dictionary definition of “going viral.” So as a politician, he deserves congratulations; the post was effective. But as an honest statesman, it fell short. The Question of...
  • U.S. Marines nearing F-35B combat readiness declaration

    07/18/2015 2:57:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/18/15 | Andrea Shalal
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Marine Corps' top aviator flew to an Arizona air base this week as part of a final effort to certify the combat-readiness of an initial squadron of 10 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35B fighter jets, their pilots and technicians. Marine Corps officials were due to brief Lieutenant General Jon Davis, deputy commandant for aviation, on a week-long review which included operational and simulator flights in five core mission areas, an inspection of the maintenance department, and academics for both pilots and technicians. If Davis is satisfied, he will brief Marine Corps Commandant General Joseph Dunford, who...
  • “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”

    07/05/2015 11:00:24 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 26 replies
    Frederick Douglass: Selected Speeches and Writings ^ | July 5, 1852 | Frederick Douglass
    “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” Frederick Douglass July 5, 1852 Mr. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens: He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have. I do not remember ever to have appeared as a speaker before any assembly more shrinkingly, nor with greater distrust of my ability, than I do this day. A feeling has crept over me, quite unfavorable to the exercise of my limited powers of speech. The task before me is one which requires much previous thought and study for its proper performance. I know...
  • The Believer’s DECLARATION of DEPENDENCE

    07/04/2015 7:50:13 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 11 replies
    IFB ^ | 7/4/15 | GWZ I.F.
    As a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and based on the facts of God’s Word, I DECLARE myself to be FREE INDEED (John 8:36). My liberty is seen in three realms: First, concerning the god of this age, to whom I once belonged, I have been DELIVERED from the power of darkness and have been translated into the kingdom of God’s beloved Son (Col. 1:13), turned from the power of Satan unto God (Acts 26:18). Secondly, concerning my relationship to this world system, my Saviour gave Himself for me that He might deliver and rescue me from this present...
  • This Independence Day is a time to mourn, and rekindle righteous indignation toward tyrants [Vanity]

    07/03/2015 7:51:54 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 76 replies
    July 3, 2015 | Tom Hoefling
    'When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn." -- Proverbs 29:2 Don't get me wrong. We'll be barbecuing tomorrow and greatly enjoying the fellowship of family and friends. We'll be lighting off a few celebratory firecrackers, as John Adams suggested we should do. We'll go to the local fireworks display and commemorate our national liberty and independence with our fellow citizens. But, on this particular Independence Day, something important is missing. I can't help but mourn, as traitors, cowards, wicked men, and oath-breakers run amok in American halls of power....
  • Meet 7 of the Most Interesting Founding Fathers You’ve Never Heard Of

    07/02/2015 5:42:55 PM PDT · by gwjack · 29 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 7/2/2015 | Michael Sabo
    When reading the Declaration of Independence over the holiday weekend, it’s easy to skip over the names of the signers and focus instead on the sweeping language of the second paragraph. This overlooks the fact that the signers pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor in order to found a country upon self-evident truths rooted in the nature of man.
  • "...paid agitators, selfish interests...minority rule is established..." [Must read!]

    05/15/2015 9:19:22 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 26 replies
    American Minute ^ | May 15, 2015 | Bill Federer
    President Calvin Coolidge warned in a speech given MAY 15, 1926, at the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia: "But there is another...recent development... the greatly disproportionate influence of organized minorities. Artificial propaganda, paid agitators, selfish interests, all impinge upon members of legislative bodies to force them to represent special elements rather than the great body of their constituency. When they are successful, minority rule is established... ...The result is an extravagance on the part of the Government which is ruinous to the people and a multiplicity of regulations and restrictions for the conduct of all kinds of...
  • Now it’s the Bible that’s sexist

    04/17/2015 8:57:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/17/15 | Judi Mcleod
    According to Pentagon zombies: The 24,000-employee U.S. Pentagon which, like many government agencies, can only lay claim to having roughly 20 percent of females on staff, is on a crash course to take down the Bible, the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence—because all three “contribute to modern sexism”. Why wait for the enemy to finish off the nation’s three top historical treasures when you can do it right at home in the safety of the Defense Department? Barack Obama’s gutting of the military seems to have left mostly sexism-sniffing zombies sitting behind Pentagon desks. Now that the Marxists...
  • CNN Anchor: ‘Our Rights Do Not Come From God’

    02/12/2015 10:19:21 AM PST · by PROCON · 159 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Feb. 12, 2015 | Curtis Kalin
    During a heated discussion over gay marriage, CNN morning Anchor Chris Cuomo opined that the unalienable rights endowed to all Americans do not come from God. Cuomo was debating Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. Near the end of the back-and-forth and after Moore argued that rights cannot be handed down by men, Cuomo blurted out:“Our rights do not come from God, your honor, and you know that. They come from man... That’s your faith, that’s my faith, but that’s not our country. Our laws come from collective agreement and compromise.”
  • Dallas might seek emergency declaration

    10/15/2014 5:55:19 PM PDT · by knak · 35 replies
    the hill ^ | 10/15/14 | sarah ferris
    Dallas County officials are considering asking Gov. Rick Perry (R) to declare a state of emergency for an area that has reported three cases of Ebola. The county commissioners will meet Thursday afternoon to weigh the option, the Dallas Morning News reported late Wednesday. A state of emergency would activate "appropriate recovery and rehabilitation aspects of all applicable local or interjurisdictional emergency management plans," according to state law. It would also authorize emergency aid and assistance. Governors typically declare a state of emergency after a natural disaster. Perry said Wednesday that he is in daily contact with state health leaders...
  • Declaration of Arms Before Independence

    07/08/2014 6:36:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Most everyone knows about America's 1776 Declaration of Independence. But did you know that on July 6 a year earlier, Congress initiated a Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms? It's true. According to History, on July 6, 1775, just a day after our Founding Fathers issued their Olive Branch Petition to King George III, Congress gave just reason for taking up arms against Great Britain. In the declaration, they wrote they would rather "die freemen rather than to live slaves." Three months earlier, patriot resistance and "the shot heard round the world" had fired off in...
  • On July 4th, remember the Fourth

    07/04/2014 11:13:54 AM PDT · by ancientart · 1 replies
    Aberdeen American News ^ | July 3, 2014 | Art Marmorstein
    On July 3, 1776, John Adams wrote a letter to his wife, Abigail, sharing with her what seemed to him wonderful news. Perhaps the most important decision ever was made by the Second Continental Congress, to declare independence from Great Britain. Such an occasion deserved to be remembered with “solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty.” There would and should be “Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”
  • Declaration of Independence broke down into sentences

    07/04/2014 9:23:15 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 8 replies
    July 4, 2014 | Thomas Jefferson
    To celebrate this Independence Day, I took the Declaration of Independence and broke it down into its sentences. I think it reads much more fluidly, and it shows just how good a writer Jefferson really was. Declaration of Independence [Adopted in Congress 4 July 1776] The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and...
  • A New American Declaration

    07/03/2014 10:54:03 PM PDT · by freebilly · 9 replies
    Vanity | 7/3/2014 | freebilly
    I will not be celebrating the 4th, this year. All freedom loving people should consider July 4th a day of national mourning. 238 years ago a group of men signed the most revolutionary document in the history of the world while pledging to each other their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor "with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence". Pretty remarkable stuff for a group of landowners and attorneys, merchants, ministers and physicians who would without a doubt face death by hanging for treason should their act of rebellion fail. With this in mind, I am...
  • If Only Thomas Jefferson Could Settle the Issue

    07/03/2014 5:35:14 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 39 replies
    NY Times--front page ^ | July 3, 2014 | JENNIFER SCHUESSLER
    A Period Is Questioned in the Declaration of Independence Every Fourth of July, some Americans sit down to read the Declaration of Independence, reacquainting themselves with the nation’s founding charter exactly as it was signed by the Second Continental Congress in 1776. Or almost exactly? A scholar is now saying that the official transcript of the document produced by the National Archives and Records Administration contains a significant error — smack in the middle of the sentence beginning “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” no less. The error, according to Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced...
  • How can it be a state if the central government controls 86% of its land and all of its resources?

    04/22/2014 10:51:05 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 77 replies
    April 22, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Sounds like the very definition of elitism. The elites in Washington DC, most of whom have never set foot in Nevada (outside a casino), controlling what the local citizens can or cannot do on the land within their state boundaries? This is not the way America was intended to be governed. Ever heard of local control? Self-government? States rights? To many of us out here in the West, pursuit of happiness means ranching, farming, logging, mining, drilling, hunting, fishing, or just living in and enjoying God's great outdoors. It's un-American and unconstitutional for unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats in Washington DC to...
  • Ukraine mobilizes after Putin's 'declaration of war'

    03/02/2014 6:17:11 AM PST · by Corporate Democrat · 97 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 2, 2014 | Peter Graff and Alissa de Carbonnel
    (Reuters) - Ukraine mobilized for war on Sunday, after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade, creating the biggest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cold War. "This is not a threat: this is actually the declaration of war to my country," said Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk, head of a pro-Western government that took power when Russian ally Viktor Yanukovich fled last week. Putin obtained permission from his parliament on Saturday to use military force to protect Russian citizens in Ukraine, spurning Western pleas not intervene. Russian forces have already bloodlessly seized Crimea...
  • Thomas Jefferson--WELL WORTH READING!!!!

    02/18/2014 7:26:42 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 33 replies
    This is amazing history. Be sure to read the quotes in BOLD at the end. Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped. At 5, began studying under his cousin's tutor. At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French. At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages. At 16, entered the College of William and Mary. Also could write in Greek with one hand while writing the same in Latin with the other. At 19, studied law for 5 years starting under George Wythe. At 23, started his own law practice. At...
  • The Slavery Party, by Frederick Douglass

    12/09/2013 10:07:43 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 14 replies
    Original Sources | May, 1853 | Frederick Douglass
    The Slavery Party(title reference) The Slavery Party, full text, from a larger untitled speech. May, 1853. MR. PRESIDENT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: The resolution upon which I propose to make a few remarks respects the present condition and the future prospects of the whole colored people of the United States. The subject is a great one, and opens ample scope for thought and feeling. I feel a diffidence in undertaking its consideration for two causes: first, my own incompetence to do it justice; and the second is, the peculiar relation subsisting between me and the audience I am to address. Sir,...
  • Progressive to WHAT?

    11/30/2013 10:04:50 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 24 replies
    Vanity ^ | 11/30/2013 | Dick Bachert
    We simply must refuse to allow libtards to continue their nefarious and dangerous practice of hijacking and twisting our language, the most pernicious example of which is their application of the term “progressive” to themselves. Here's a question for those of you who somehow escaped the government school indoctrination process with your critical thinking skills intact: When these people say “progressive”, to where or to what do they propose to progress? Among America's founding documents is the Declaration of Independence. Because many of you younger readers may not have been exposed to the Declaration in school (or, worse, were exposed...
  • What is the Tea Party really all about?

    08/22/2013 11:40:18 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug 20, 2013 | By Bill Randall
    WAKE FOREST, NC, August 20, 2013 — Many Americans see the Tea Party as a bigoted movement of uneducated white men that caters to big business and the rich. That does not and never has accurately described the Tea Party movement. The Tea Party is not an officially a political party, though there are Tea Parties affiliated with the movement. It has no central leadership. People who identify with the movement do not come just from Republicans or identify only as conservatives. Independents, Democrats and liberals are all represented. It lacks any significant representation only from those who call themselves...
  • A New Birth of American Freedom, Again

    07/08/2013 5:53:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2013 | Star Parker
    A Fourth of July Gallup poll presented an interesting picture about our country. Americans overwhelmingly express pride in being American, yet the division is wide and deep about what being an American means. Eighty-five percent of respondents say they are “extremely” or “very” proud to be an American. Yet, 71 percent say they think the signers of the Declaration of Independence would be “disappointed” how the country has turned out. Only 15 percent of conservatives and 12 percent of Republicans say the signers of the Declaration would be “pleased” with how the country has turned out. But, 41 percent of...
  • America had The Committee of Five, We Get the Gang of 8

    07/06/2013 2:20:29 PM PDT · by Common Constitutionalist
    The Common Constitutionalist ^ | July 4 | the Common Constitutionalist
    WASHINGTON, July 4, 2013 ― Is there more than a passing connection between former 60’s radical turned respected Chicagoan Bill Ayers and President Barack Obama? Do we really care anymore? The question of just how well Chicagoans Barack Obama and Bill Ayers actually knew each other is one that does not seem to rest. Ayers is now a retired professor of education at the University of Illinois-Chicago. In the 1960s he co-founded the anti-Vietnam War Weather Underground group that bombed the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon and other buildings, creating fear through radical domestic terrorism. Read more: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/freedom-press-not-free/2013/jul/4/host-senator-obama-4th-july-bbq-ayers-speaks-out-r/#ixzz2YH2kaZj2
  • Im Congreß, den 4ten July, 1776. Eine Erklärung durch die Repräsentanten der Vereinigten Staaten..

    07/04/2013 9:55:12 PM PDT · by Jeff Winston · 26 replies
    Pennsylvanischer Staatsbote ^ | July 5, 1776 | Constitutional Convention (translated)
    I was wondering what the newspaper coverage was when the Declaration of Independence was signed. They DID have newspapers in those days! I think the initial reaction was simply to print the Declaration in its entirety. The first newspaper to do so seems to have been the Pennsylvanischer Staatsbote, which printed the Declaration (in German translation) the next day, July 5, 1776. Below is an image of that printing. I would be interested to see other early coverage of the fact that Independence had been declared.
  • IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776

    07/04/2013 7:28:37 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 60 replies
    The declaration of Independence ^ | July 4, 1776 | Good men
    IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that...
  • Fact or Fiction? - The Tragic Fates of the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence

    07/01/2013 7:38:02 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | July 1, 2013
    You may have received an email that details the tragic fates of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence. I myself have received that email many times over the years. It's been in circulation since at least 1999. For reference, a copy of but one version of that email is shown at the end of this message. The question: is it fact or fiction? The answer: it's a bit of both, but it's mostly fiction. Here are some sites debunking that email: http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/p/patriots.htm#.UdIYbG3Bi8A http://www.snopes.com/history/american/pricepaid.asp http://hnn.us/articles/860.html http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl?trx=vx&list=h-law&month=0007&week=c&msg=rtHq7uwHGsimCiOOhtqH/g&user=&pw Here is a version of that email: The Price They Paid Have you...
  • Allen West: We will not be ruled by arrogance and edict

    07/01/2013 12:55:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 41 replies
    Allen West facebook page ^ | June 30, 2013 | Allen West
    This week we’ll celebrate the 237th anniversary of our independence. But are we a free people? SCOTUS made an ill-conceived ruling believing the choice of sexual behavior should trump the peoples’s referendum. We are free to love anyone or anything we desire in America, but that does not correlate to rights beyond the unalienable ones Jefferson articulated 237 years ago. In California we have a state-funded grant for the Los Angeles Unified School District to abuse the concept of public education by turning public schools into indoctrination factories, forcing children to spout the joys of Obamacare. The district listed as...
  • Today in History,June 23rd 1776,Final draft of The Declaration of Independence submitted to Congress

    06/23/2013 1:28:25 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 8 replies
    National Archives and Records Administration ^ | 6/23/2013 | National Archives and Records Administration
    The Declaration of Independence: A History Nations come into being in many ways. Military rebellion, civil strife, acts of heroism, acts of treachery, a thousand greater and lesser clashes between defenders of the old order and supporters of the new--all these occurrences and more have marked the emergences of new nations, large and small. The birth of our own nation included them all. That birth was unique, not only in the immensity of its later impact on the course of world history and the growth of democracy, but also because so many of the threads in our national history run...
  • A Modern American Declaration of Liberty

    06/12/2013 9:49:23 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 28 replies
    A Modern American Delcaration of Liberty ^ | June 12, 2013 | Jeff Head
    A MODERN AMERICAN DELCARATION OF LIBERTY In establishing this Republic, our forefathers taught that man made institutions have no authority to grant or deny that which has been endowed upon us by God. They taught that unalienable rights are thus given to mankind by God, the Creator, and that governments exist not to grant or deny these rights, but to protect them. They stated that it becomes necessary in the course of human events from time to time for a people to dissolve themselves from the political bonds that hold them. They recognized and warned that a overburdensome central government...
  • A New American Declaration of Independence

    06/11/2013 10:25:21 PM PDT · by freebilly · 31 replies
    Vanity | 6/11/2013 | Freebilly
    A new American Declaration (Part 1)-- We were all equally created free men with innumerable opportunities granted us by our Creator, Nature, or The Universe to freely pursue our passions for Life, Prosperity, Joy and unfettered Liberty-- The Natural Irrevocable Rights of Sovereign Individuals. To protect and preserve our Freedoms, Governments are created for our use and owe their legitimacy to Natural Law and the voluntary and revocable assent of sovereign people to be governed for their mutual security of their Liberty and Rights. Whenever Government fails to protect our Rights, seeks to revoke, curtail, limit or exchange the sovereignty...
  • The Origins of Our American Creed

    02/05/2013 5:08:48 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    Real Clear History ^ | February 5th 2013 | Brian Vanyo
    In his second inaugural address, Barack Obama challenged us to live out the meaning of our creed as stated in the Declaration of Independence. But he then redefined those ideals to suit his political aims. Change is necessary, he said, because “when times change, so must we.” To preserve liberty, we must defend our principles, not change them. And doing so requires an understanding of their origin. To truly live out the meaning of our creed, we must first recognize what defined our founding as a nation. So let us objectively look at that beginning. Colonial America was never home...
  • Bill Whittle Declaration Entertainment

    01/30/2013 2:37:02 PM PST · by Kolath · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/10/2013 | Bill Whittle
    Bill Whittle explaining the war on American culture through film and media.
  • Historical Parallels to 1775

    12/16/2012 8:44:32 AM PST · by rightjb · 10 replies
    PolitiJim.com ^ | 12-16-12 | Politijim
    A friend found this posted on Facebook.  I have sensed that we are nearing a time when a majority of patriotic, liberty-loving, God-fearing Americans say, "Enough is enough."  Certainly this person is already there.  Let me know your thoughts: Historical ParallelsWhat the Founding Fathers DidWhat we should start doing--NOW ThenTotally corrupt monarchy, parliament and courtsStamp Act to suppress communication between the coloniesOppressive taxes to drive colonies to their kneesMandatory quartering of British soldiers in private homesAttempts to seize guns and ammo from the colonial militias (Lexington & Concord)Attempt to divide rebels from the loyalists TodayTotally corrupt White House, congress and...
  • Louisiana Petitions to Leave Union

    11/09/2012 7:45:23 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 89 replies
    As the founding fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776: "When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation." "...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from...
  • Was America Founded As A Christian Nation?

    09/25/2012 7:24:27 PM PDT · by billflax · 103 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/25/2012 | Bill Flax
    Few matters ignite more controversy than America’s Christian roots. The issue reverberates anew this electoral season where the faiths of both major candidates have been questioned. Religion imbues politics. The battle over America’s beginnings muddles wishful hero worship with efforts to commandeer America’s past so to steer her future. The most vocal proponents of Christian America and their counterparts advocating a completely secular state necessarily cherry-pick data to prove exaggerations while discarding inconvenient details. By transforming our Forefathers into faithful servants of Christ the Religious Right risks compromising the biblical message. Baptist theologian Al Mohler warns advocates of Christian America...
  • New Declaration of Independence

    09/21/2012 2:24:28 PM PDT · by TomB779 · 7 replies
    9/21/2012 | Tom Bryant
    IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012. The majority Declaration of the Citizens of the United States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for a the freedom loving citizens of a nation to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with their elected President, and to renounce among the powers of the earth, the authority to which said President is entitled, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to their action. We hold these truths to continue to be self-evident,...
  • 'Happy white peoples' Independence Day': How Left-wing celebrities belittled Fourth of July.

    07/05/2012 7:13:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 4, 2012 | Staff
    Twitter was filled with patriotic declarations, pictures of fireworks and descriptions of highly-caloric barbeques on the Fourth of July. For a few celebrities, however, the day served only as a reminder of past injustices. Comedian Chris Rock, followed by actors Don Cheadle and Zach Braff, brought the unsaid racial tensions of the country to the front burner by reminding his followers that slavery continued for many years after the Declaration of Independence was signed.
  • How to Celebrate the 4th of July - Read the Declaration

    07/04/2012 3:20:25 PM PDT · by GVnana · 12 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | 7/4/2012 | Our Founders
    On July 4, Americans gather to celebrate our nation’s Independence at family gatherings, backyard barbecues, and firework displays. Often we do this without thinking of the meaning of this uniquely American holiday. For too long – from our classrooms to the halls of Congress - our Founders, the Declaration, and our Constitution have been forgotten or even willfully ignored. But 2012 must be different. This year, join with Hillsdale College in a simple – yet powerful – symbol of support for the principles of liberty. This 4th of July, Hillsdale College wants you to join with your friends, family, and...
  • Atheists Lie About the Declaration of Independence

    07/04/2012 10:06:33 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 21 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | July 4, 2012 | JP
    Atheists are determined to rewrite American history to further their ungodly purposes. Consider the “Freethought of the Day,” published on this Fourth of July by the so-called Freedom from Religion Foundation, which is based in Madison, Wisconsin, which describes itself as the nation’s largest association of “freethinkers,” including atheists, agnostics and skeptics: “On this date in 1776,” reads the atheist Freethought, “Thomas Jefferson’s ‘Declaration of Independence was adopted… Its secular purpose was ‘to dissolve the political bands,’ and it inaugurated the anti-biblical idea that ‘governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Finally,...
  • A Reminder That the Declaration Has Been Upgraded (Vanity)

    07/04/2012 10:04:20 AM PDT · by dagogo redux · 5 replies
    Not Sure | 7/4/12 | dagogo redux
    Declaration of Dependence When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for One Man to create political bands which shall bind a people unto himself, and to assume among the powers of the Earth, the separate and more equal station to which the Laws of Alinsky and of Alinsky's god Lucifer entitles him, a decent self-respect and care for the opinions of posterity requires that he should declare the methods which impel him to the Throne. I hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, but that I am more Equal than others; that...
  • Americans Still Agree With Declaration of Independence (Only 70%)

    07/04/2012 9:11:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | July 2, 2012 | Staff
    With Independence Day just around the corner, most Americans still strongly agree with the central tenets of the document that declared the nation's independence from Great Britain 236 years ago. The Declaration of Independence, ratified by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, asserts that “governments derive their only just powers from the consent of the governed.” A new Rasmussen Reports national survey finds that 70% of American Adults agree with that statement, up from 66% last year and up from 56% in 2008. Just 13% now disagree with this assertion, but 17% are undecided.