History Matters

Lafayette

Most Americans know that the Marquis de Lafayette and thousands of other Frenchmen helped us secure our independence. (Library of Congress)

Earlier this week Jared Kushner’s father-in-law was in Paris to take part in France’s annual celebration of Bastille Day as guest of President Emmanuel Macron. While holding a joint press conference with Macron, the prolific tweeter who lost the popular vote last November proved that he does not need to be in the United States to embarrass the United States. He remarked that “France is America’s first and oldest ally. A lot of people don’t know that.” He went on to add that “France helped us secure our independence, a lot of people forget.”

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Why You Should Celebrate the Fourth of July

As I have written, the United States of America declared independence from Great Britain on July 2, 1776. The Fourth of July is not America’s birthday. That being said, July 4 is, nonetheless, a day worthy of celebration. After all, it was on July 4, 1776 that the United States became, in the world of Lincoln, a nation “conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

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The Founders’ Great Mistake? (No, not that one)

The men who designed our Constitution were unusually brilliant members of an unusually brilliant generation.

They were not, however, infallible.

Their greatest failure should be obvious to everyone. (If you do not know to what failure I am referring please seek help immediately. Because there is something deeply wrong with you.)

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What Makes America Great?

The United States of America joined the family of nations on July 2nd, 1776, when the Continental Congress voted to approve a “Resolution of Independence” introduced by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia, which stated: “Resolved, That these United Colonies are, and of right out to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.”

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