Outrage, Commitment and Optimism

Would our leaders today have the fortitude to sign something like this?

Would our leaders today have the fortitude to sign something like this?

July 4, 1776 was a day when outrage, commitment and optimism changed the course of humanity in ways then unimaginable and still imperfectly imaged. The American Revolution is a fragile experiment in a non-Hobbesian civilization. Colonists overthrew colonizer, yes, but Human began to overthrow Leviathan as well, though it is an incomplete and increasingly uphill process.

I would love to attend a meeting of the signatories where the behavior of governments and governed today was the single agenda item…talk about fireworks!

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