Tag: the Declaration of Independence

Progress, Immigration, and the Question of Rule


One of the complaints in the Declaration of Independence addresses the king’s position on immigration. Let’s have a look, shall we?

He has endeavored to prevent the population of these States, for that reason obstruction the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

Proud to Be an American


While we are all caught up in the maelstrom of politics and hyperbole, it occurred to me that my heart still swells with pride when I think about being an American citizen. (Hat tip to Henry Racette’s for his latest post.) Although I may never be called to defend this country militarily, I will always defend it through my words and actions. I realized that in spite of all the dissension, nothing has compromised my pride and joy in being an American.

The Founders and the Declaration of Independence

My pride emanates from our founding, rich in its stories and heroic figures. I think of the Founders, who had the courage to stand up to the tyranny of a king and refused to bow to his demands any longer: