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Interpretation of the Declaration of Independence a Common Typo caused widespread misreadings

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'Few Americans are aware of the fact that the first printing of the Declaration of Independence contained a copy error. As a result, many subsequent republications of the text display the typo. In a new video filmed at the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival in June, Danielle Allen, a political theorist and professor at Harvard University, explains why this seemingly innocuous oversight can have grave consequences. Interpreting this sentence correctly, Allen argues, is crucial to understanding how the powers of government are organized—and, consequentially, how to be an effective civic agent.


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Independence fro a monarchy was the goal. Now we have an authoritarian executive who spits a the law, even when the Supreme Court issues its verdict.

Trump looks for a new way to insert the census question by any means... ignoring the Rule of Law set up by the Constitution to prevent such a dictatorship.

This nation will not survive this fascist if Congress does not hold him accountable. He is a mobster!

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We The People need independence from the Private Corporate Sector...and have duty to insist on and work for that. But that sort of actual patriotism is not what is promoted or even suggested by the mainstream (corporatized, privatized) media.

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