Charles Edel, The Washington Post Published 11:21 am PDT, Wednesday, July 3, 2019 "The truths of the Declaration of Independence are not limited by time or place," John Quincy Adams wrote in 1839. "They belong to the nature of man in every age and every clime. They may be subdued, but they can never be suppressed. They are truths at Constantinople and Pekin, at London and Paris, at Charleston and at Philadelphia." To Adams, the document showed that America was an idea and an ideology as much as it was a place. The original writers of the Declaration intended to produce a document to reassure Americans of the justness of their cause, and to appeal to potential supporters abroad. But over time, the Declaration of Independence took on a much greater meaning. It was used as an announcement of a new nation's founding, as a diplomatic appeal for recognition, as a statement of political philosophy and as a call to defend liberty at home and abroad. Today, as our democracy … [Read more...] about How the Declaration of Independence became a beacon to the world
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In a Monday, June 17, 2019, photo, shown is Holly Metcalf Kinyon's 1776 broadside printing of the Declaration of Independence at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. Metcalf Kinyon, a descendent of Declaration signer John Witherspoon, has lent her document to the museum to be displayed from June 18 to the end of the year. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)This July 15, 2017, photo shows transgender activist Shauna Marie O’Toole during a talk about her book "You Can't Shave in a Minimart Bathroom," at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, N.Y. O’Toole has organized and attended countless rallies and lobbied state legislators in Albany for legal protections. (Shauna Marie O’Toole via AP) NEW YORK — Shauna Marie O’Toole is a transgender activist who has organized and attended countless rallies and lobbied New York State lawmakers for legal protections. Convinced that “no amount of science” would win over opponents, … [Read more...] about Activists still inspired by Declaration of Independence
NEW YORK — Shauna Marie O'Toole is a transgender activist who has organized and attended countless rallies and lobbied New York State lawmakers for legal protections. Convinced that "no amount of science" would win over opponents, she decided that an "emotional statement" was needed, one drawing upon words as rooted as any in American history. "We hold these truths to be self-evident," O'Toole wrote, "that all people, regardless of race, gender, religion, immigration or economic status, sexual orientation or gender identity, are created equal, that they are endowed by their government with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.'" O'Toole, who lives in the Rochester area, received hundreds of responses after she posted her Declaration of Transgender Independence online, from expressions of support to suggestions that Thomas Jefferson would have thought she was crazy. But for O'Toole, the original Declaration of Independence is … [Read more...] about Declaration of Independence still inspires activists
By LIZ ROBBINS and SAM ROBERTS FEB. 9, 2019 A national search for the original, signed copy of the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions from the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention has raised awareness of a movement’s history. Show all footnotes In 2015, the Obama White House put out a call to amateur historians to search their attics and archives for a relic of women’s history: the original, signed copy of the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions from the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention1 in New York, one of the nation’s first organized events for women’s rights. Back then, about 300 people gathered for the two day convention in upstate New York and more than 100 women and men signed the manifesto, declaring it time for women to claim their rights in society. One, albeit low down on the list, was the right to vote. 1 Located in a hamlet in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, this event launched the women’s rights movement and … [Read more...] about Early Feminists Issued a Declaration of Independence. Where Is It Now?
Blexit campaign founder Candace Owens spoke exclusively to Breitbart News on Sunday amid the inaugural Los Angeles Blexit rally, which hosted hundreds of free-thinking black, Hispanic, and Latino activists. “It’s beyond a war. It’s a declaration of independence, right? It’s revolutionary. It’s letting people know that we don’t have to be oppressed because we are minorities,” Candace Owens said of the BLEXIT movement. “We should not feel like we are separate from the American dream. I mean, I am shocked to see like, I have this vision and so many Latino people responded and said, ‘Put us in BLEXIT. We’re the L.’ And here we are. We are in downtown Los Angeles.”She added, “It really means something. It totally pulls at my heart. I’m just blessed to have this much support and love.” Owens says BLEXIT gives timid Trump supporters the ability to publicly support him and his agenda. “You … [Read more...] about Exclusive — Candace Owens: Blexit Is a ‘Revolutionary Declaration of Independence’