The Declaration of Independence

On this most patriotic day, why not pay attention to the actual words penned by Thomas Jefferson on that hastily constructed document he wrote that would become a hallmark of enlightenment political thinking in the history of humanity?

The following video, narrated by Morgan Freeman, explains a bit of the historical importance of the Declaration of Independence, which is then read by actors such as Ed Norton, Kevin Spacey, Michael Douglas, Whoopi Goldberg, Benicio del Toro and others.



Now let's do a little thought experiment to see just how relevant this document still is:

Go back and listen again, and substitute King George for George W. Bush, and see how many parallels you can find between their abuse of authority. Does the Declaration of Independence not call out for a new revolution now? Think about it...
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