By popular demand from listeners, we’re bringing back “Lucretia,” Power Line’s International Woman of Mystery, on this special edition for the July 4 holiday. Many listeners asked us to offer up mini-tutorials on various aspects of the American Founding and political thought in general, so we break down the Declaration of Independence, drawing notice to five key features—including how some of the specific indictments against King George III remain highly relevant to our current moment.

We also have some fun smacking around AOC, Nike, and the liberal freakout over tanks on the Washington Mall, and conclude with some observations on appropriate food and wine for the obligatory July 4 barbecue.

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There are 5 comments.

  1. colleenb Member

    Great interview and discussion. Yes to mini-tutorials. And Happy Independence to all.

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    • July 5, 2019, at 10:18 AM PDT
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  2. Badger Listener

    Steve, you interrupt and talk over Lucretia often. It is rude. And damned near unlistenable. 

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    • July 5, 2019, at 5:36 PM PDT
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  3. Grendel Member

    I agree that animals have no rights. But I don’t follow the inference presented by Lucretia that “if animals have rights, humans do not”.

    Did she mean that if animals have rights then there are no distinctively human rights?

    @stevenhayward

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    • July 5, 2019, at 5:41 PM PDT
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  4. Steven Hayward Podcaster

    Badger (View Comment):

    Steve, you interrupt and talk over Lucretia often. It is rude. And damned near unlistenable.

    That’s actually a problem with our VOIP software, which gets the voice tracks out of sync with each other the longer the conversation runs. Very hard to fix.

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    • July 6, 2019, at 11:13 AM PDT
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  5. rdowhower Coolidge

    “The idea that women’s soccer is a sport…” I wish I could take a class from Lucretia. She’s great!

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    • July 8, 2019, at 9:40 AM PDT
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