On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence…
“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.”
Heather Cox Richardson writes well and often (usually six days a week) on matters American. She has taught me a good deal about the USA and I appreciate the clarity she brings. Seen from my little corner of the world she makes a great deal of sense although I do appreciate that other views are available. The principle that she quotes, “America was founded on the radical idea that all men are created equal“, is clearly under pressure.
Her full column from ‘Letters from an American’ is HERE.
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