Tag Archives: Declaration of Independence

Independence Day: Independent From What?

The Fourth of July is called Independence Day because it commemorates the Continental Congress ratifying the text of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.  Two days before that, the Continental Congress had officially made the decision to formally … Continue reading

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Media “Bias”

This is a copy of an e-mail I sent to Fox News.  I have no illusions that it will matter to them, but I want them to know that not everyone who watches them mindlessly swallows the pap they dish … Continue reading

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“Freedom’s Just Another Word”

Why is it that freedom has become so de-valued in America?  Is it because, like the old saw, we have simply taken it for granted?  Are we just too busy having fun with all our toys?  Are we just dumbed-down … Continue reading

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Many of us refer to Independence Day as our nation’s birthday.  And many of us celebrate the 4th of July just like a big birthday party.  While there is nothing inherently wrong with that practice, it tends to pull us … Continue reading

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