Benjamin Weingarten takes a deep dive into the Declaration of Independence, discussing the link between natural law and natural rights, and the Founders.
The Founders were deeply flawed, but democracy and liberty are not. Let’s focus less on their failings, and more on their ideals. The Founders are for everyone, and we need them.
Independence Day remains the American holiday. The document and event are indelible. It is also important to remember its less celebrated, but even more important, successor.
The Fourth of July shouldn’t be about celebrating warfare or revolution, it should be about celebrating exceptional American freedom.
What better time to celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s greatness than on the Fourth of July? He’s the chief author of the United States’ Declaration of Independence.
For all their talk of a free society, in England, as throughout Europe, people belong to the state. Not so in America! In America people belong to themselves and it is the state that belongs to the people.
Despite its roots in American independence, the Fourth of July is incomplete without understanding and celebrating Lincoln too.
Most of us only know the first verse of ‘America the Beautiful,’ but the complete hymn is a powerful prayer for the country.
More than a day off for barbecues and fireworks, Independence Day will forever mark the beginning of an American era, the anniversary of our first birth of freedom.
The Atlantic Monthly paid $4 for one of the most famous songs in the history of the world.
At many parades and gatherings, the Fourth of July looks like another all-purpose, vaguely military holiday. Up your game.
What better way to celebrate your country than blowing up a small piece of it?
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Many Americans still retain the American character of not only asserting rights but standing to defend them.
If you’re still wondering what to serve for Independence Day, here are a few of our presidents’ favorite dishes and drinks to inspire your holiday cookout.
At some point, the Fourth of July must return to being a day we remember why Americans believe in self-evident truths and self-government.
Perhaps more than any other work, Thomas Paine’s ‘Common Sense’ galvanized the case for American independence.
Share the found elements of Americana which extend into our lives from surprising sources and inspire you to feel like a patriot.
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