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Jack Riccardi: Just A Minute, “We Never Stop Declaring Independence”

However you celebrate the 4th of July, Independence Day, it’s an interesting choice of holidays.

Nothing ended or was resolved on that day. Nothing was actually decided. The intentions “declared” in the founding documents had already been decided, and acted upon, by these men and women over weeks, months and years. The war that resulted had several more years to go.

In fact, nothing better shows that America is a  incredible work-in-progress than the day we have adopted for our celebration.

Take a breather this weekend, but the work continues.


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