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July 4th, Declaring Independence From Tyranny

July 4, 2013
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On July 4th 1776 congress adopted the Declaration of thirteen United States of America for their Independence from the tyranny of The King. I haven’t read this document enough over the years. I’ve taken for granted that I understand the meaning of the words Jefferson penned, but my most recent reading has revealed the depth of meaningĀ  he crammed into relatively few words. I had similar thoughts when I reread the Declaration of Independence as I did when I read The Road To Serfdom by Hayek for the first time in 1993. Those thoughts were, “Oh my God, he’s writing about today”. Before we look at some of the words in the declaration lets look at what it was like in Colonial America. (more…)