In honor of our nation’s anniversary, below are THREE separate items on the topic: 2 videos, along with a post from one of our Guest Bloggers…
First up, a video from our ol’ pal Remy, highlighting our ever-dwindling “freedoms”:
“…if you were to ask the other 69% of Americans what the reason we separated from Great Britain was, you’d likely hear the following answer, above all others: “Taxation without representation”. And to be fair, you can’t blame most folks for that answer. After all, it is ONE of the reasons for our Revolution written in the Declaration of Independence. Yet, it should be noted that it was only one out of TWENTY SEVEN reasons listed.
But thanks to textbooks that were adapted from the writings of Charles and Mary Beard, W. E. Woodward, and others in the 1920′s, 30′s, and 40′s, a new paradigm was created in which the approach was “the ECONOMIC view of American history”. And, since “taxation without representation” was the economic reason listed in the Declaration of Independence, it suddenly became the sole clause that most Americans studied….”
Be sure to read it all.
And lastly, we have a tremendous video stressing our national culture: