On July 4th, 1776, America was not in any sense of the word independent. So why do we celebrate July 4th? Because this day we declared our independence.
WASHINGTON: The Declaration of Independence is not a founding document. It is a devolved statement of values going back to Henry I and The Charter of Liberties and reinforced a century later with Magna Charta and John I. Jefferson’s reference to the present King of Great Britain as a tyrant did not refer to King ...
Indeed, the words of the Declaration of Independence served as a powerful statement to the rest of the world why freedom itself was essential -- “…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…”
Sometimes it takes someone from the outside to see things that escape us, being perhaps too close. In the 1840s, it was Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville; IN 2018 it is Briton Steve Hilton.
FORT WORTH: We celebrated Flag Day last week and Independence Day is just around the corner. Americans from one end of the country to the other will celebrate with parades, barbecues, and cook-outs filled with food, fun, and last but not least: fireworks. The pyrotechnic displays remind us of what our forebears went through to ...
It took about 100 years for the U.S. to become the largest economy in the world.
'We hold these truths to be self-evident …" Never has the idea of a nation exploded on the world with such force, even before the nation could be said to exist.
President Trump’s past expressions of climate-change skepticism have put him in good stead with most Americans. A
America's Founding Fathers "chose liberty over safety. When they signed that troublesome manifesto, they weren’t just declaring their independence - they were signing their own death warrant." ~ Mike Rowe
On this, the birthday of independence, let us remember who we are and what we stand for.
In January of 1863, Lincoln was not sure that the Union would survive the Civil War, but he put in play the presidential decree that helped to save “a nation so conceived (in Liberty) and so dedicated (to the proposition that all men are created Equal).”
Now is the time for all true Americans to come out of the closet and reaffirm the ideals of the Declaration of Independence.
Independence day is a celebration of America's independence from England, but it is much more than that; it celebrates an idea, and that idea is human dignity.
Some today don’t even know what the 4th of July means.
Thomas Jefferson would have to do quite a sales job to get the Declaration of Independence passed today.
In the middle of the summer of 1862, Abraham Lincoln created his Emancipation Proclamation, which practically served as a Declaration of Independence for those in bondage.
SAN JOSE, July 8, 2014 – In Philadelphia on July 8, 1776, the people rang the Liberty Bell to gather the populace into the square where they read aloud the words of the Declaration of Independence. These words enshrined in the Declaration are indeed quite powerful words today. However, despite the ideals and fiery intent within ...
The origins of the American Revolution that led to the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 were about tyranny, not just taxes.
If The Declaration of Independence were to be written today, what are the odds it would have been renamed The
WASHINGTON, July 3, 2014 — The Declaration of Independence was a revolutionary step in a process of defining how people shall govern themselves for the good of the individual as well as a society. Thanks to our founding fathers we have the freedoms to vote, complain, speak, worship, and be creative, to invest in ones ...