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July 04

John C. Calhoun: “All men are created equal” – A False and Dangerous Error

[Calhoun, the leading spokesman for the pre-Civil War South, denounces the principles of the Declaration of Independence. He argues that human beings are not created equal.] If he should possess a philosophical turn of mind, and be disposed to look to more remote and recondite causes, he will trace it to a proposition which originated […]

July 04

4th of July Meditation

by Franklin Sanders I don’t use the word “freedom” much any more, but “self-government.” Most people think “freedom” means licentiousness, the liberty to do any thing you please. It doesn’t. The man who is a slave to his passions is no freer than the man who is a slave to a salt mine — in […]

When Americans Understood the Declaration of Independence

From Thomas J. DiLorenzo: “The Fourth of July was not always a national celebration of the militarization of American society and of the federal government’s never-ending quest for world domination (disguised as “defending our interests abroad”). Americans did not always attend church services on the Sunday before the Fourth of July to “honor” their “military […]

The Black Robe Regiment

The Black Robed Regiment was the name that the British placed on the courageous and patriotic American clergy during the Founding Era (a backhanded reference to the black robes they wore).  Significantly, the British blamed the Black Regiment for American Independence, and rightfully so, for modern historians have documented that: There is not a right […]

The Nationalist Myth & The Fourth of July

This is a repost that concerns every American. It is the exposing of a myth long lived and which sorely needs to be put to rest; specifically, that on July 4th, American was born as a nation. Folks, that just isn’t true. Unfortunately, the first line of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address, which states: “Four score […]

The Nationalist Myth & The Fourth of July

This weekend, millions of Americans will gather in stadiums across the country to celebrate a myth – one that has been carefully constructed over many years to elicit the highest levels of emotion and devotion, while just as carefully concealing the historical facts which undermine it. The myth: we commemorate the birth of our nation […]

A Warning Label On The Constitution of the United States?

Quite literally just a few miles down the road from where I write is a small little town called Radford, VA. In this town there exist a small publishing company called Wilder Publications. Well, it seems our neck of the woods is now drawing national attention, again, and Wilder is drawing national scrutiny because they’ve […]

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