Daily Archives: 4 July 2009

Being careful what one wishes for

“We are not a people who fear the future. We are a people who make it. And on this July 4th, we need to summon that spirit once more. We need to summon the same spirit that inhabited Independence Hall 233 years ago today.”

– Barack Obama, Independence Day 2009

Does President Obama really understand what he is saying when he calls on Americans to summon the spirit that inhabited Independence Hall 233 years ago?[…] Continue reading

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Independence

Courtesy of the National Archives:

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. […] Continue reading

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