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Respost and a Rethink... "The First Secession of 13 States"

The First Secession of 13 States: The Declaration that Caused a War and Established Our Individual Freedoms

Originally Posted on July 4, 2013

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The Logician's Pyrrhic Victory

From Newman’s Grammar of Assent:

Logical inference…will be found partly to succeed and partly to fail; succeeding so far as words can in fact be found for representing the countless varieties and subtleties of human thought, failing on account of the fallacy of the original assumption, that whatever can be thought can be adequately expressed in words…The concrete matter of propositions is a constant source of trouble to syllogistic reasoning…In inferential exercises it is the very triumph of that clearness and hardness of head…to have starved each term down till it has become the ghost of itself…a relation, a generalization, or other abstraction, a notion neatly turned out of the laboratory of the mind, and sufficiently tame and subdued, because existing only in a definition.

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Sabbath Rest: "All Men Created Equal"... With exceptions?

Some ‘Honorable Mentions’ that didn’t quite make it… yet.

Black slaves who although the Declaration SAID all men were created equal, were ‘really’ more like… 410 more words

The Torch was Passed to US: John and Tom

1826Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, dies the same day as John Adams, second president of the United States, on the fiftieth anniversary of the adoption of the… 80 more words

Independence Day

This is not the day to dwell on our strength because that makes us forget that our liberty is not a foregone conclusion around this world and that the dangers to our liberty are ever present. 130 more words

Essays

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Childish Gambino