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Pope extols America's founding ideals

...He spoke at Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed. He inspire us today," the pope said of the Declaration of Independence, "even as they have inspired peoples throughout...
Nation and World
My Turn: The liberal contribution to freedom, justice for all expand this cherished statement to include all people.The "self-evident truths" enumerated in the Declaration of Independence largely followed the liberal theories described by John Locke in his "Two Treatises of Government." The...
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...
State | AK legislature
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...
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: 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...
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: 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...
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...
This Day in History

...Sound ports. In the nation In 1769, frontiersman Daniel Boone first began to explore present-day Kentucky. In 1776, Richard Henry Lee proposed to the Continental Congress a resolution calling for a Declaration of Independence.


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