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Revolting

Today, Americans celebrate a massive act of treason against the British Government. The Declaration of Independence wasn’t the first act of treason. The colonists were previously accused of being traitors after the Boston Tea Party and similar activities that took … Continue reading

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Danger And Safety

“Ninety-nine percent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.”–Thornton Wilder In this highly subjective, personal adventure we call life, we will encounter danger. This can happen unwittingly such … Continue reading

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On Independence

Today is Canada Day and Sunday is U.S. Independence Day. We generally consider both holidays as the birthdays of the two nations. However, I’ve long thought of the two as conception days instead of birthdays. Because independence was not achieved … Continue reading

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Pondering Freedom On Independence Day

I’m feeling groggy after having my sleep interrupted by two weeks of people shooting off fire crackers and fireworks. While trying to drop off to sleep yesterday, the resentment built up over the few people who felt free to disturb … Continue reading

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To Protect The Social Contract

Today is arguably the most important Federal Holiday of the United States. The commemoration is usually overshadowed by the celebratory elements like parades, speechifying, and fireworks. In fact, many of us just think of today as the Fourth of July. … Continue reading

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The Indivisible Pledge

The original “Pledge of Allegiance” was short, sweet, and uncontroversial. “I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” That was the entire pledge as Francis Bellamy … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts About Celebration

Tomorrow, the United States celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain.  The holiday is the first real national celebration of Summer.  Like most nations’ founding day commemorations, Independence Day in the US is … Continue reading

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