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Free and Independent States?

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, … do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States….

From The Declaration of Independence, signed July 4, 1776, Philadephia, PA

“Free and Independent States?” What? It says that?

Indeed it does.

We, as Americans, celebrate the Declaration of Independence on July 4 every year. Most Americans know that the document declared that the thirteen colonies would no longer recognize the authority of the British Crown. We were, henceforth, independent of King George III and his monarchy.

“We,” however, were not the United States of America. “We” were thirteen free and independent states. Somehow, this part of the Declaration is not appreciated.

It should be.

What does the Declaration of Independence really say?

Celebrate liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers on January 10th 5:30pm to 7:30pm at The Dublin House (1850 Dominion Way, Colorado Springs) enjoying Tavern Style Politics and Activism in the Tradition of our Founding Fathers. The presentation / discussion will cover: treason, history, Blackwell, Bastiat, the Founders, unalienable vs. inalienable rights, AND your opinions.

Leah Hotchkiss will lead this presentation and then open the floor to respectful discourse in the best political format in town;  tavern style politics.  So come on out tonight and enjoy the discussion. You won’t be disappointed.

The evening’s entertainment will include the infamous 30 second soapbox, trivia and awesome happy hour deals along with a door prize or two.

January 24th:
5:30pm @ The Dublin House  “The Internet: Gutenberg Press of the 21st Century” presented by Bob Adelmann

February 14th:
5:30pm @ The Dublin House  “Valentines day LOTR special: Ladies night!”

For more info:email david@libertyontherocks.org or call 719.237.4598

Liberty on the Rocks is the place to meet others interested in free market and/or liberty-oriented principles while enjoying Tavern Style Politics and Activism in the Tradition of our Founding Fathers!

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Colorado Springs Liberty On The Rocks, and Colorado Springs LOTR does not endorse or support any candidate in any election.

Ken Burns and opinion (based on…?) as history

Hat tip to the people at the Illinois Policy Institute for bringing this excellent article, regarding a comment Ken Burns has apparently repeatedly made while plugging his new documentary, to my attention.
Burns claims to have some insight into the Declaration’s subtext (personally, I always found it to be pretty straight forward). And it is, simply, […]