Declaration of Independence

Separatists in California are attempting to split off from urban coastal areas and form a “New California.”
Separatists in California are attempting to split off from urban coastal areas and form a “New California.”
That's bad enough. But Trump compounds the outrageousness by directly citing Thomas Jefferson as rationale for the move. While
I know I have not been alone in this. My marching group included a Ph.D. in American History, a doula in training, a community
The Supreme Court could use another justice like Clarence Thomas, and so could the American people. Let's hope that President
America is lost. She doesn't know where she is or in which direction she should be moving. There are people on the left, shouting to her to come their way and people on the right, doing the same.
Of course, as with some other things, he may not really mean it. His twittering was certainly incoherent enough. The Grateful
#5: A Painting in the Couch Cushions Have you ever lost something between the couch cushions? In 2007, an unnamed German
"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel." - Samuel Johnson, 1775 It is deeply ironic that the nation is divided in
To me, true patriotism is to align oneself with the ideas this country was built upon.
At our barbecue celebration Dave read both versions which caused much subsequent discussion. An article published in the
As we celebrate America's independence, we can best express our patriotism by uniting together in steadfast solidarity against bigotry and xenophobia. That is the first step to fulfilling the promises of the Declaration of Independence, safeguarding our Constitution, and preserving the founding ideals of our nation.
In this spirit and for this great purpose, it's time for our nation's leaders to affirm the universal application of our democratic principles by denouncing the politics of exclusion and standing for inclusion.
One seemingly mythic fact is surprisingly true: both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on the same day -- July 4th, 1826 -- the 50th anniversary of Dunlop's dating and printing of The Declaration of Independence.
The time for silence and patience is long gone. Congressmen Lewis and his colleagues have vowed to keep going with their fight as soon as the House returns from its July 4th recess. We must stand with them as they continue to get into "good trouble."
I'll spend the morning at Mount Vernon, home of George Washington, who led the military movement for independence. Close
With Independence Day looming, we hear a lot about "freedom." The holiday is our national celebration of freedom and the word echoes through our consciousness like no other. But this year, I hope we stop and really consider the meaning of freedom.
Let us celebrate the Declaration of Independence that brought America into being. And especially now, at a time when mockery, derision, scorn, and contempt dominate our public discourse, let all Americans affirm the central truth of the Declaration: We are all children of God and equal in God's sight.
The right of militias, which were made up of individuals in towns all over the thirteen colonies, to own guns makes a lot of sense when understood in historical context.
In the past year, we have seen a welcome surge, prodded by new books on slavery, campus debates, and student protests, of new commitments by some universities and other institutions to confront the truth about their own histories, especially the ugly legacies of slavery and Native American genocide.