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Lawmakers debate requiring constitutional education

...terrible constitutional mess."The Republican-led bill would require Alaska high school students to study the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, the U.S. Constitution, the Articles of Confederation, the Federalist Papers and...
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My Turn: The worst kind of domestic violence

...Teresa once said, "It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."The Declaration of Independence, written more than 200 years ago, speaks for the laws "of nature and of nature's God" before making the...
My Turn: From the privileged few to We the People

...bill intends to fix that by ensuring students study the nation's founding documents starting with the 1776 Declaration of Independence to the passage of the Bill of Rights in 1791. But is this period enough to understand our ideals of freedom...
Today in History

...England granted a Royal Charter to Rhode Island.In 1776, Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, outside the State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia.In 1853, an expedition led by Commodore...
My Turn: Candidates should pledge to be truthful, civil

...speak. The more money you have, the louder your voice. It's turned upside-down the cardinal heart of the Declaration of Independence - that we're all created equal. Our elected government no longer derives its "just powers from the consent...
Stand strong for Alaska - sign the petition

...speech as we approach Independence Day, for he invoked many of the grievances immortalized in America's Declaration of Independence. After reciting the first - "He has refused assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public...
My Turn: Let the people vote to end same-sex marriage ban

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These simple words, found in the Declaration of Independence, helped forge the ideals embedded in the United States Constitution - a constitution that is the envy of the free world. Why...
My Turn: The pursuit of happiness - without government interference

...that, as Americans, our freedoms come from God and not government, and include the rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. What could be more important to the pursuit of happiness than...
Senate immigration bill passage lives up to nation's commitment

...this most patriotic of holidays to savor the moment. This is a nation of immigrants, as those who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 well knew. Over the years, America's vitality has been refreshed time and again by waves of immigrants...
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This Day in History

...Kentucky. In 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed to the Continental Congress a resolution calling for a Declaration of Independence. In 1864, Abraham Lincoln was nominated for another term as president at his party's convention in Baltimore...


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