Happy Independence Day?

The Ocean State Current encourages readers to spend some time today reading the Declaration of Independence and considering its continuing significance in our times.
Some of the particulars resonate as if addressing present issues:

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them. …
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance. …
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation …
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent …
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers …

But more profound, naturally, is the spirit of the document, and the pondering of it may lead one to question whether it does continue to have significance for many Americans — for enough Americans.
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Warrington Faust
Warrington Faust
9 years ago

Aside from the poetic language, the Declaration of Independence is truly American Scripture.
Does anyone else recall that two years ago the Bristol Parade Committee attempted to have a man expelled for distributing copies of the Declaration. They believed he was a Tea Party member. It is much to the credit of the Bristol Police that they refused to comply.

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