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  • Seeking government coddling

    10/15/2018 8:49:22 PM PDT · by TBP · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 14, 2018 | Helen E. Krieble
    Astonishingly, today’s Americans expect government to care for us from cradle to grave, the way commoners once expected a benevolent king to care for his subjects. We treat people as members of groups rather than as individuals, insidiously devolving into the very class system against which the Founders rebelled. Americans are voluntarily surrendering the very freedoms that millions fought and died to establish and protect. President James Garfield once said the most common form of death in politics is suicide. After a noble 225-year history, is the American experiment dying at the hands of its own people? Many of the...
  • Facebook Apologizes After Algorithm Blocks the Declaration of Independence as 'Hate Speech'

    07/07/2018 6:57:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/07/2018 | Tyler O' Neil
    The Declaration of Independence was censored on Facebook this week. According to Facebook's algorithm, America's founding document contains "hate speech." Leading up to Independence Day, a newspaper in Texas posted sections of the Declaration of Independence on Facebook. The social media site's algorithm blocked a section of America's founding document, categorizing it as "hate speech." I'm glad to say Facebook later realized its mistake, apologized, and unblocked the post, but this incident reveals the problems with automated "hate speech" algorithms. The Vindicator started posting snippets of the Declaration on June 24, enabling readers to digest the whole thing in time...
  • Comey shares family’s July 4 tradition of reading ‘Burnt’ Declaration of Independence out loud

    07/04/2018 7:56:55 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 43 replies
    True Pundit ^ | July 4, 2018 | True Pundit Staff
    Former FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday shared a peek at his family’s Independence Day traditions. In an Instagram post, Comey shared a photo of several numbered pieces of paper with burnt edges, which he explained in a caption are printed with the Declaration of Independence. The former FBI chief said that every July 4th, his family assigns “parts” and reads the document aloud as a group. “The Comey family Declaration pieces (long ago made “authentic” by our kids burning the edges and soaking it in coffee),” Comey wrote in the caption. “As always on July 4th, we will assign...
  • Deep Dive on the Declaration of Independence and its Relevance Today (AUDIO)

    07/04/2018 5:47:03 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1
    Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten ^ | 2018-07-04 | Ben Weingarten
    In honor of Independence Day, for this week’s Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten podcast I take a deep dive into the Declaration of Independence, discussing: -Its unique place in human history and the cause of freedom -The link between natural law and natural rights, faith and freedom -The Founders’ emphasis on virtue and morality to sustain a free system of limited government -Parallels between the charges laid out against King George III in the Declaration and modern America from the administrative state to sanctuary cities -The Founders’ views on slavery, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and failing to live up to...
  • Facebook Algorithm Flags, Removes Declaration of Independence Text as Hate Speech

    07/03/2018 2:53:50 PM PDT · by babyfreep · 78 replies
    https://reason.com ^ | July 3, 2018 | Christian Britschgi
    America's founding document might be too politically incorrect for Facebook, which flagged and removed a post consisting almost entirely of text from the Declaration of Independence. The excerpt, posted by a small community newspaper in Texas, apparently violated the social media site's policies against hate speech. Since June 24, the Liberty County Vindicator of Liberty County, Texas, has been sharing daily excerpts from the declaration in the run up to July Fourth. The idea was to encourage historical literacy among the Vindicator's readers. The first nine such posts of the project went up without incident. "But part 10," writes Vindicator...
  • Our Noble Declaration of Independence

    07/02/2018 1:20:05 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 11 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | July 2nd 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Independence Day makes Progressives squirm. They despise the principles of the American Revolution. If they could, their scotus judges would gut the Declaration as thoroughly as they have the Constitution. To them, our Noble Declaration, this expression of God-given reason subverts social justice; they are right. Since the Declaration is indeed hostile to their moral relativism, the Left has long attempted to minimize our founding to a fuzzy faith in the people. The “deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” and “all men are created equal,” translates in their Marxist minds as widespread democracy accompanied with equal...
  • A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

    03/16/2018 6:59:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather. We have no elected government, nor are we likely to have one, so I address you with no greater authority than that with which liberty itself always speaks. I declare the global social space we are building to be naturally independent of the tyrannies you seek to impose on us. You...
  • Diyanet said: Girls nine, males can marry 12 years old (Turkish Directorate of Religious Affairs)

    01/02/2018 10:59:45 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Diken (Diyanet) ^ | 02/01/2018 15:36 (1/2/18) | none stated
    Diyanet said: Girls nine, males can marry 12 years old According to the Directorate of Religious Affairs (DÄ°B), nine daughters and 12 boys can be married. In this respect, it is mentioned that the women who entered the age of adolescence can also be married after talking about the provisions and benefits of the marriage. However, the Diyanet said in the page that "Marriage, which is not officially registered, is a crime by law. The statement reads as follows: "Without the wife of the woman who has reached the age of the Bulgah, it is possible for her to be...
  • Arizona teacher has 4th-grade class recite altered Declaration of Independence

    09/22/2017 11:17:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept 22, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    An Arizona public school district says one of its teachers broke school policy when she reportedly had her class recite an altered version of the Declaration of Independence. A 4th-grade teacher at Salk Elementary School in Mesa altered a poster of the historical document by crossing out two instances of the word “men” in the second and third sentences and substituting it with “humans,” a local ABC affiliate reported. She then had students recite the altered version in class, the station said.
  • White Supremacists, America Was Never Yours

    08/14/2017 5:05:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2017 | Scott Rasmussen
    The white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville seemed to think that their movement is committed to taking America back. They are mistaken. They cannot take America back because it was never theirs in the first place. It's true that the legacies of slavery and centuries of legalized racism have long tarnished our nation's history. That reality has always stood in conflict with our nation's founding ideals of freedom, equality, and self-governance. For too many years, white Americans simply ignored the contradiction that they didn't want to see. That failure to confront evil allowed racists and white supremacists to continue their...
  • Replacement Declaration for the Poem at the Statue of Liberty

    08/04/2017 6:36:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/04/17 | Greg Penglis
    The Restored Republic Let the light of the Statue of Liberty always live in your heart, and never be taken from you “Never in the course of human endeavor, has one nation risen up to declare that every citizen is their own sovereign, where the powers of government, are subservient to the rights of the individual. Liberty is the light to freedom in a world of darkness and oppression. Liberty has a home, it’s called the United States of America.
  • Declaration of Independence, Then and Now [Vanity]

    07/04/2017 8:01:20 AM PDT · by wtd · 2 replies
    July 4, 2017 | wtd
    If Western nations would take a few minutes to listen and comprehend the words of the United States Declaration of Independence - whilst considering current events in their own nations as well as ours, they might envision the wisdom and utility in seeking independence for their/our cultural survival. Below begins my own attempt to do so with highlighted and hyperlinked information tying this Declaration's understanding as related to current events here in the United States. Feel free to add links, comments enhancing the urgency of addressing the threats posed against our nation by shariah, Islam, and the great Hijrah (migration...
  • On this day, 241 Years Ago...

    07/04/2017 5:25:44 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 35 replies
    The National Archives | T. Jefferson
    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation....
  • Justice v. Social Justice Part I

    05/08/2017 1:43:04 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | May 8th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    The enduring crime of scotus is the enshrinement of social justice feel-good nostrums as rights. Over the course of two posts, I will differentiate between justice and scotus-derived concoctions, social justice that assault our senses and society. To this end, my attention is drawn to the Declaration of Independence and Preamble of our Constitution. I will connect the ‘just’ of the Declaration and ‘Justice’ of the Constitution’s Preamble, and their mutual reliance on Natural Law. We will find that no court decision can legitimately harm the societal foundation of our republic. Equivalently, if a newly discovered 'right' from scotus harms...
  • UK refuses to apologize for Balfour Declaration, Palestinians threaten to sue

    04/25/2017 2:11:53 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 14 replies
    Ma'an News Agency ^ | April 25, 2017 | Ma'an News Agency
    Palestinian leaders have continued to issue threats of suing the UK government over the declaration, with Hassassian reportedly saying that there are a “number of attorneys in the UK” who are already making steps to sue the government.
  • Second parchment copy of Declaration of Independence found — in England

    04/21/2017 6:32:46 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 13 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 4/21/2017 | John R. Ellemont
    Two Harvard University researchers announced Friday that they have found a second parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence in a tiny records office in southern England. The only other parchment copy is maintained by the National Archives in Washington, D.C., researchers Emily Sneff and Danielle Allen said in a statement. The newly discovered document — which the two have dated to the 1780s — was found in the town of Chichester archives, and is believed to have originally belonged to Duke of Richmond who was known as the “Radical Duke,’’ for the support he gave to Americans during the...
  • Europe's Compassionate Hatred of Israel

    12/22/2016 10:30:42 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 22/12/16 | Bat Ye'or
    Today we are witnessing the coming of the worldwide caliphate. This expression means that the Muslim view of history is currently prevailing in international institutions. We see it with the Jerusalem Declaration of UNESCO, this palace of revisionism.... The Venice Declaration of 1980, issued by the European Community, which tried to force Israel to survive in an indefensible territory, already prescribed its disappearance and replacement with a people that had never even manifested itself before 1969 -- and all with the assistance of the Soviet Union and especially France. The Islamization of Jerusalem and the delegitimization of the State of...
  • Did John Adams agree with Jefferson that Slavery belongs at the feet of the King?

    09/23/2016 5:57:03 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    In the first draft of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote the following: he has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating it's most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another hemispere, or to incure miserable death in their transportation hither. this piratical warfare, the opprobium of infidel powers, is the warfare of the Christian king of Great Britain. [determined to keep open a market where MEN should be bought and sold,] he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every...
  • Have we misunderstood the Declaration of Independence? Princeton professor claims rogue..

    07/05/2016 8:10:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 4, 2016 | JAMES WILKINSON
    Has America spent the last few hundred years misunderstanding the Declaration of Independence? That's what Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, believes. According to Allen, the paragraph beginning 'We hold these truths to be self-evident' has been misinterpreted thanks to a rogue period that was not in the original document. And that could completely transform our understanding of how the Founding Fathers viewed the role of government, The New York Times reported.The line as it is most commonly reprinted reads: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,...
  • Four Times the Declaration of Independence Mentions God, and Why It Matters

    07/04/2016 3:03:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 3, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    Many historians call the Founding Fathers "Deists," and many of them were not true Christians -- after all, Thomas Jefferson tore all the miracles out of the Gospels! But judging by the Declaration of Independence, our Founders were more religious than many think: our founding document mentions God no less than four times.This is not to say America was founded as an explicitly Christian nation -- the federal government has never had an established religion. But the Jewish and Christian understandings of God deeply influenced the founding generation, and that influence radiates from the Declaration of Independence.Here are the four...