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Tag: Declaration of Independence
  • This Independence Day, celebrate… Obamacare?

    Much to the chagrin of many people with tact, politicians have an uncomfortable tendency to politicize national tragedies and celebrations. The Sandy Hook school shooting became a fight for gun control. The Oklahoma tornado led to discussions on climate change. But the newest politicization of a national event by Nancy Pelosi is quite honestly one …

  • July 4th Is Not “Celebrate the Government Day”

    NB:  This post slipped through the cracks, but was meant for July 4th.  We rediscovered it and figured you’d want to read it anyway, so here it is! Just a reminder: July 4th is not “Celebrate the Government Day;” it is Independence Day — the day to celebrate declaring independence from the most powerful empire …

  • Declaration by 5th Dimension

    In the spirit of the revolutions underway in the Middle East, particularly in Egypt and Tunisia, I offer some guidance:  The Declaration of Independence sung and harmonized by 5th Dimension.

  • In Support of the Declaration of Independence

    When I came across some poll numbers recently released by Rasmussen Reports which found that a majority of Americans say they strongly support the ideals enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, I admit I was pleasantly surprised. Although I’m typically not one to put all my faith into poll numbers, I do often find the …

  • Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration

    Courtesy of Julian Sanchez. You’ve seen Hayek and Keynes battle rapping. Now, our emo Founding Fathers:

  • Prudence indeed…

    What sparked my writing of this post can be found here.  I can’t help but be amazed at the loop-hole we find ourselves in.  I’m actually a little bit scared. President Obama is to travel to Copenhagen in December where he will be presented with a treaty on climate change (now called climate change instead …

  • The Declaration of Indepence: Applicable Today

    The Declaration of Independence had two major purposes — to proclaim the states independent of British rule, and also to explain why these states had made such a declaration (“…a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”) So what does this document …