Friday, June 30, 2006

And on the Fourth of July they signed it. And fifty-six names underlined it.

As our country's birthday nears I'd encourage all to read through the The Declaration of Independence again.

It strikes me that this document has somehow unfairly morphed through popular culture into simply representing the phrase "no taxation without representation."

There's really a hell of a lot more to the list of the colonist's complaints than taxation. In fact taxes are hardly mentioned at all.

The people then, as now, simply wanted a voice in their own governance.

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