Anti-Independence day

July 4 is the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The Declaration set the 13 colonies on the road to revolution and, after the failure of the Articles of Confederation, to the ratification of the Constitution.

The Declaration includes one of the most famous sentences in politics:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Sadly, Americans have proven all too willing to sacrifice the ideals of the Declaration. Slaves, women, blacks, Americans of Japanese descent and now Arizona Latinos have all heard the hollow ring of the unkept promise.

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