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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Deep Dive on the Declaration of Independence and Its Relevance Today

 

In honor of Independence Day, for this week’s Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten podcast I take a deep dive into the Declaration of Independence, discussing:

  • Its unique place in human history and the cause of freedom
  • The link between natural law and natural rights, faith and freedom
  • The Founders’ emphasis on virtue and morality to sustain a free system of limited government
  • Parallels between the charges laid out against King George III in the Declaration and modern America from the administrative state to sanctuary cities
  • The Founders’ views on slavery, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and failing to live up to the values and principles of the Declaration
  • The imperative to defend liberty against tyranny
  • And much more

You can find the episode on iTunes, everywhere else podcasts are found or download the episode directly here.

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I haven’t. I see the Alt-Right mentioned on Ricochet and a few other punditry websites. But I have never once heard the term in face-to-face discussions with people who don’t obsess about national news. Can you name the Alt-Right leaders? Do you think many people could?  More

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No business venture ever quite goes where you expected, and the further out you try to project the more wrong you will be. This is why business plans are a riot to read – they are full of airy projections that ultimately all boil down to “we will survive and make money, somehow, now go […]

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