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"declaration independence" Discussed on 550 KFYI
"Of studies, including the briefs that we've recently filed in cases and all in California's magazine capacity Ban, including, you know the briefly filed in the U. S. Supreme Court, dealing with New York's need to carry laws which we believe are unconstitutional. Is. There are all sorts of research, all sorts of research about how important guns are in stopping and deterring crime and, additionally, protecting people's lives. Now, are there issues in this country is mental health? Absolutely. But let's address those underlying issues instead of trying to demonize You know, guns in general or one suppose it or specific, you know, general type of weapon. And if you just said that the people have a hard time defining one thing that should be trouble so that everyone know during the hearing on Wednesday. The nominee, said that he supported he supported a ban and he supported the Senate bill banning assault weapons. And so you know, once again, you're just saying that there's not a crystal clear definition of that. So what does that begin? Where does that end? And I think that's the problem. There's always unintended consequences. That reminds me I did not keep coming back to the First Amendment. If someone says, Oh, my gosh, we have toe, you know, um, ban all sorts of, you know, you know, he'd speech or something like that. Well, you know, then you end up swallowing up a bunch of speech. People disagree with And fundamentally to cement firearms. Once you start banning or trying to define or limited Pete ability of people the protect themselves in the Second Amendment, there are all sorts of unintended consequences. And so we just have to always be careful. Always be vigilant. That's why you guys know we talked about this thing before that. Look, we've been involved in cases the Supreme Court, the ninth Circuit, and we have been rock solid on defending the second and rights or not. Not a lot sometimes get these elected officials. That kind of, you know, bend with the wind, and sometimes they're they're sometimes or not, But it is important. I thought it was really important that our office be very, very consistent. And be Iraq in an anchor when it when it comes to protecting all of our rights and liberties, But especially the Second Amendment, especially here in state of Arizona, one of the if not the most gun states that allows you to be free to own one. I want to switch gears the attorney general Mark Burnett, because you're also weighing in on to the critical race theory. This idea that in schools our history should the way I view it, Mr Burnham, which is that it's deconstructing America to try toe. Essentially propagandize kids to grow up feeling that their oppressors or feeling that that this country is has a moral sin that can never be overcome. Why're you weighing in on this and what you trying to do? This is we could probably spend an hour on this. This is so fundamental, and this is actually part of the show we just talked about. I think there is a an intentional design by the left. To undermine Ah, lot of our American institutions and one of the things going, you know, the neo Marxist people like seeing those people in the hard left and you know some people that don't understand that they're being used by the heart far left. They really need to tear down and deconstruct American history because on Lee on Lee, if you can start getting everyone to believe that somehow America is fatally flawed. And that it is systematically a bad place on Lee. Then can you tear it down? And then you can you rebuild your marks A stream is what they want to do. And so the reality is, is that it is divisive. And we need to understand that it is designed not to teach or enhance history. What it is really designed to do is reframe, reshape history and basically Manipulate younger kids to not like the country and this country is not a perfect union, it was is an attempt to be a more perfect union are but our country was not founded on racism. Does that mean that there was Writers of the Declaration Independence of the framers of our Constitution that were slaveholders. Yes, but there was also people like John Adams, who was an abolitionist. There's people like John J. Who was one of the three authors in the Federalist Paper, who was adamantly opposed to slavery. Understood there was a moral stain. And so that the point is, there's something wrong with letting folks know about that. But the big underlying premise that somehow America was founded or it was created in order to perpetuate our protector. Racist system is just not true. I mean the framers of our own. I point this out to folks now I'm talking to them pulled the declaration independence. We all know the preamble it talks about. You know, all these truths are self evident. You know, men are endowed by their creator, you know, with unalienable rights, Life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness with Jefferson. It was blocked ridges and through the property, but same thing. The point, though, is that if you put people forget They listed 27 grievances. They listed taxation without representation. You know, quartering of soldiers. No jury trump. They listed a bunch of stuff, but well, you know, it was not listed in those 27 complaints. Anything related to slavery. So the people that signed the declaration of Dependence literally were landowners. They were people that were wealthy. They didn't have to rebel they could've lived company in English system. And they risked their lives literally. It was penalty.
"declaration independence" Discussed on KQED Radio
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"declaration independence" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Back to the dam prop show and previous segment of perfect Segway to this one talking about the purge, and, frankly, the boomerang on the purge. We were discussing before the break. Now we turn our attention to the 17 76 Commission. It's the brainchild of the Trump administration. Bringing together scholars, Tonto. Offer an assessment of American history. And some of the challenges going forward as we have this effort, underway by the 16 19 project and other Elements of the jacket been left to eliminate American history. Started over and or at minimum, Recast it and to start a new history as of Whatever date certain, they said. Good write ups from some of the participants and on that commission, including Carol Swain, friend of the show, formally. Fandor Bill University, Our friend Ved H. Victor Davis Hanson as well. And of course, this report was immediately Removed from the White House website and expunged from public discourse as much as possible by the by the administration. Unless anyone have any notions of considering American history, warts and all. For more on the topic. We're pleased to be joined by Matthew Spalding, who served as the executive director of the 17 76 Commission. He is otherwise the vice president for Hillsdale College is Washington, D C operations and dean of the Van Andel graduate School of Government. Matthew Spalding. Thanks for joining us. Appreciate it. It's good to be with you. How are you? Good s o. The Walk through American history that to you, and some of those mentioned as well as many others did the approach that you all took towards constructing this report for public consideration. Hmm. Uh, well, I mean, I think I was probably, um, uh, both mix of shock that any any president would abolish a commission. Uh, meaning to Mark 17 76 looking forward to the 250th anniversary. The declaration, which is what the commission was about. I was shocked that it was abolished on the first day. Um, I suppose to something said that was. It's also a kind of a a certain honorific that we struck a nerve and we can talk about that as well. But I think the shock Comes from the fact that there really is nothing in the report. That is, um, either not in in in mainstream scholarship, but that's been talked about for some time. Indeed, the most important claims the report that 17 76 is the Is the historical source of our our defining purposes. The nation And that we should look back to the Constitution. The declaration I mean, This is not a new kind of radical claim here. This is the claim of Martin Luther King. That was a kind of Lincoln. The climate, the founders themselves. That's something different had happened. 17 76 of the start of this new nation and then the crazy from the Constitution. So The the Uh, the The guidance if you will, for the for the commission was to advise the president about what of the core principles of emanating from 17 76 and how they played out in our history. So it's not a walk through all of history. Not meant to be comprehensive. It doesn't propose a curriculum in any formal sense, because the federal government can't do that. But what it does do is it spend a lot of time explaining the principles of the declaration. The argument the declarations from the founders perspective and looking at to the eyes of Lincoln. On that it talks about some of the core challenges to those principles. Those those those challenges have have had a Why'd practical differences between say something like slavery, which is very barbaric and inhumane. On and communism, fascism, which war in their own way, violent and dehumanizing to progressivism, which Um, is less um or America violent but is just too much of an intellectual challenge. Those principles is anything else. On. It. Also talks about the challenge coming from someone like John C. Calhoun, who denied the declaration independence in favor of group rights, and we see that Some extent coming up again today in the form of what is popularly called identity politics, looking at people according to their Race or ethnicity is opposed to their equal humanity. I am let's let the broad I spread his perspective. What all we cover in the report? Yeah, And when we come back, I want to pick up on that where the objections came to the extent that they were made specific. Probably the John C. Calhoun comparison, Tonto. The identity Arians of today brought people the wrong way, but we'll pick it up there with Matthew Spalding, the executive director of the 17 76 Commission. More right After this more you listen more, you'll know this is the dance Croft show. Training.
"declaration independence" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Is really, really bad. Black, Chris really, really, really, really had I'm quite Lewis. You're listening to ground zero. We warned about political hit lists. We've heard about a number of people who have targeted individuals and saying Well, you know, they're they're fascists. And and that's the thing. Now it's all Christians. All Christians who love their country, God and Constitution will be targeted in black churches and black pastors will not get a pass, either. I mean, you've noticed black people who call themselves conservative Christians. I've also been ridiculed his white supremacists is well, I've never understood this notion. But it is really ugly head many times, especially at the anti fur demonstrations here in Oregon. I mean, you see black members of Patriot prayer. Were labeled as white supremacist. So I mean, it doesn't matter what color you are. If you advocate for Christian values and constitutional values, and what have you you become a target of this secular democratic paper. And that's the thing that it's most aggravating here is that you know, if this goes through to somebody decides to support it, then then we're looking at religious oppression more so we've already received Dr Rodney Howard Browne is with tonight and he is the founder of Revival Ministries International and a lot of people. Dr Brown are very happy the others program tight, especially because of the fact that You have suffered religious persecution for holding church in Florida. And and many people have cited that is ah Aziz, you being a person standing up for freedom of religion. Well, what happened was basically because I got hold of the document from the Rockefeller Foundation operation lock step, and I'll read it out in February, Andare told everybody what was coming. And then I got machines to, you know, basically sanitized the whole church and everything. And I did everything on the other side to protect the people from the virus. The sheriff and I were friends. And of course, I knew the Constitution that gave me the right. Peaceful assembly to free speech that no one could shut them down because there's no local county or a governor that can cause an order and call it a law. The Supreme Law in the land is the Constitution of the United States. A new Because I came from Africa. I moved your 32 years ago. I did not. I was not raised with the flag and didn't plan to Lisa the flame, But I had to study to become an American. I had to read the Constitution. And then when I was sworn in Had to raise my hand to pledge to defend the constitution against enemies, Foreign or domestic. So help me gone, and I took it very seriously, so that if I had to shut the church down Would not only have to resign the ministry because that would mean I was a coward. Would also have to renounce my citizenry and would have to leave America because I did not deserve to live here in a country where the founding fathers and the 56 signers of the declaration independence lost everything that they had to even give us that document that is the most freeing document on the face of the planet. So I had no choice. It was shadow you had I had no choice. I had to make a stand. And so that's why I got arrested, which, when the ships came to rest be was I live in another county. They said. We don't know what's wrong with your county. But We've come to rescue We try to do this service least embarrassing us. It's so I'm not embarrassed. I'm on it today to be arrested for the first amended the Constitution, United States. And they didn't understand it, but I had no choice. I had no choice in the matter so It's because of the Constitution that with the very next day, the government of state off Florida descendants came out made church is essential Service the city of Tampa then Contacted our office that said, you can meet immediately notice straight, no social distancing and no mosques, and that was back in March. You know some? Yeah. Sorry to say, Have you ever felt like coming from another country and I like I say, I lived in another country for a while. And one of the things they do Whatever they want to crack down is they remove weapons from people. They go around and get the weapons from people. They have them signed registries. They have them register, so they have their papers. Another thing they do is they banned gatherings. They banned gatherings in churches in schools. They banned them all. Why? Because they don't want people to plot revolutions. They don't want people to plot rebellion. Do you think that has a lot to do with the fact that they're trying to eliminate the idea of gatherings from churches? I mean, you hear what the secular Democrats are saying that these right wing Christian groups were white supremacists, they're plotting fascist takeovers. And they're just come right out and say it. You can't have a meeting because that would mean that you could get together in a church or some other place and plot some sort of code eight are some other things in America, would you Did you think that that would be part of it? And there's no doubt Break down is just the whole social structure like your neighborhoods. No, You know if you got back, told America everybody knew their neighbor Ways. Today in some of the city's nobody even addresses the neighbors. So the way America normally functioning people knew the people down the road from them. They would interact with the neighbors like I live out in the country. So I take eggs was our ticket that they eggs over the Mondavis and we I don't knock on their doors. Find out how they're doing and Which you know, we always have done as kids growing up. We are we lived in South Africa was the same thing. We we knew the people run about, so they want to break the whole social structure are so that happening. Back really 20 early stay late 09 10 11, where they would try to federalize the police or even the fire department by bringing in people from out of state to now hit up the Apartment, so they were not normally you've got the people that are raised. And of course, as you know, the highest office in any county is the sheriff. So if they can bring in the sheriff, that doesn't really care about that county or the people of the county. He's just really abounding to Washington, D. C. And that was the whole thing. Shut down. The church is shut down the schools shut down Any place where people together break that whole structure and use the virus is fear. Because if you get together you're gonna die. Meanwhile, you're going to die if you don't get together. You know, it's true. What you see the protests were going on and see when they're talking about the funding police. They've kind of changed that. Now they call it re imagining the police and what they're really saying. And this is something that you know if you if you cut through all of it, but I call the front talk and you get to the real thing. It's not about de funding the police It's not about reimagining the police. It's about creating a secret national security apparatus, In other words, could be like the Stasi or even enforcers of some clandestine intelligence operators, whether the contact tracers or someone that's an operative for some government interest that is not above board. My career plan yet the plan was to bring in 500,000 United Nations, Please force which these people from other countries they care nothing about America did. Then the plan was to go house to house gun confiscation. Where is the American police are not kind of do that? They I mean, if they're loyal and their laws of the Constitution, there's no ways in 100 years they're gonna go knock on people's Door saying, Hey, hand over your guns. And so the whole plan was to attack the police in that way, which again? I told our sheriff the Optic of you arresting me Because our church is a church is totally mixed. We have everybody from the inner city. People were really irate when they arrested because we work with Many, many years. Our church feeds like 1000 families every week, and I said to the ship, the optic of you arrested me in the light of all the stuff that's going on in America said You realized they're gonna shut you down. You realize they're going to defund the police. They're going to destroy the police department got bringing foreign police in here. They're gonna shut down all your favorite restaurants in the city..
"declaration independence" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"What what was it that brought the reality of American to closer alignment with the promise of reality? Justice impressed parity. It sounds corny, but it was love, plain and simple Love of country love of one another. We don't talk much about love in our politics. Political. The political rain is too loud, too angry, too Heated Co of our neighbor as ourselves is a radical act. Is what we're called to do. We must try for on Lian trying on Lian listening on Lee and seeing ourselves bound together with Dr King called the Mutual Garment of Destiny. We rise above the visions and true hell. Look, we all know Americans. Never perfect. We've always tried to fulfill the aspiration. The declaration independence that all people are created equal created in the image of God. Then we've always sought to form a more perfect union. What should we give? Thanks for this season. Well, first, let's be thankful for democracy itself. Listen in this last election, one just took place. We've seen record numbers. Americans exercise the most sacred rite that of the vote. To register their will at the ballot box. Think about that, in the middle of a pandemic. Maura people voted this year than have ever voted in the history of the United States of America. Over 150 million people cast a ballot. Simply extraordinary, many waiting in line 5678 hours to vote. If you want to know what beats deep in the heart of America. It's this democracy, the right to determine our lives, our government and our leaders right to be heard. Our democracy is tested this year and what we learned is this. The people of this nation are up to the task. In America. We have full and fair and free elections and then we honor the results. The people of this nation in the laws of the land won't stand for anything else. Through the vote, the nobles instrument of non violent protests ever conceived. We remained a new and reminded a new that progress is possible that we, the people, we, the people have the power to change, which Jefferson called the course of human events. Feel with our hearts on our hands and our voices today we can be better than yesterday and tomorrow we can be still better than that day..
"declaration independence" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"You all know in our finest hours. That's who we've always been. That's what we shall be again. For I believe that this grim scene the vision Demonization. Gonna give way to a year of light and immunity. Why don't I think so? Because America is a nation not of adversaries, but of neighbors. Lot of limitations but a possibilities. Lot of dreams deferred but of dreams realized. I've said many times, but this is a great country. We're a good people. This is the United States of America. There's never been anything we've been unable to do when we've done it together. Thinking what we come through. Is the nation How many things we've come through centuries of human enslavement. Cataclysmic civil war. Exclusion of women for the battle box. World Wars, Jim Crow. Long twilight struggle against Soviet tyranny that could have ended not in the fall of the Berlin Wall. Nuclear Armageddon. Look, I'm not naive. No, the history is just that history. To know what came before would come before what's happened before. Could help our most against despair. Knowing the previous generations got through the same universal human challenge that we face. The tension between selfishness and generosity between fear and hope between division and unity. What What was it that brought the reality of American to closer alignment with the promise of reality? Justice impressed Barry Sounds corny, but it was love, plain and simple. Love of country. Love of one another. Don't talk much about love in our politics. Pull the political rain is too loud, too angry, too heated. We love our neighbor as ourselves is a radical act. Just what were called to do. You must try. For on Lee in trying on Lian listening on Lian, seeing ourselves is bound together and with Dr King called the Mutual Garment of Destiny. We rise above two visions and true hell. Look, we all know America is never perfect. We've always tried to fulfill the aspiration Declaration independence. All people are created equal. Created in the image of God. We've always thought To form a more perfect union. Which we give thanks for this season. Well first Just be thankful for democracy itself. Listen in this last election, one that just took place. We see record numbers Americans. Exercise the most sacred right? That of the vote. To register their will at the ballot box. Think about that. In the middle of a pandemic. Maura People voted this year than ever voted in the history of the United States America. Over 150 million people cast a ballot. Simply extraordinary, many waiting in line 5678 hours to vote. You want to know what beach deep in the heart of America? It's this democracy. Right to determine our lives, our government and our leaders. Right to be heard. Our democracy is tested this year. What we learned is this People of this nation or up to the task. In America we have full and fair and free elections. Then we honor the results. People of this nation. The laws of the land won't stand for anything else. Through the vote. Nobles instrument of non violent protests ever conceived. We remained Knew Reminded the new Progress is possible. We, the people. We, the people. The power to change, which Jefferson called the course of human events. With our hearts on our hands and our voices. Today. We can be better than yesterday. Tomorrow. We could be still better than that day..
"declaration independence" Discussed on WZFG The Flag 1100AM
"Be Dylan. This is the final formation to this. Our front lines of freedom will continue our conversation with Chapel's got McChrystal. About how much our nation needs to turn back to God. The path of our nation is on and of our nation that our military too. On a path that's leading to rebellion to rioting may be the end of our constitutional republic. We need to protect our nation. We need to protect our military. We need to protect ourselves. We need to be a nation under God, and that requires we the people to do that. And then to require our government to do that on my right there. I believe you're exactly right, Denny and I don't want to. Simply point fingers and other people. It has to start with each one of us and I and starting with with myself and being a minister, a chap when I preach to myself every day asking myself Do you believe what you're saying? Are you walking your talk? That's really the proof. But my comment which start really in what Perspective we have on the founding of our nation. There are many revisionist people who are rewriting history. They are spearing lies in my opinion. And basically ignoring the fact that our leaders whether it was the declaration independence or putting the Constitution together, relied on a creator. They said it time and again there just hundreds of documents, letters, proof that this was on their mind when they started. And I've been doing a little bit of reviewing for this interview, and it was interesting. I found a kind of a quote from Calvin Coolidge on 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, and this is basically what he said. He said This declaration is not of material. But of spiritually conceptions, these air, not elements, which we can see and touch their ideals. They had their source in their roots in religious convictions of our forefathers. They belonged to the unseen world and this is what he said. Unless the faith of the American people in these religious convictions is to endure the principles of our declaration will perish. We cannot continue to enjoy the result if we neglect and abandoned the cause. I think he got it right. And so I think so many Americans God, Blessem just don't know anything about American history. Many Americans. It's embarrassing, but don't know. Anything about her government. They just know nothing about our our system, and they're believing the lies that they hear. It's a crime. Shame. Well, we can see that all the young college high school age kids who are out there, Rioting who have been taught that our nation was founded on slavery.
"declaration independence" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Now, we have great conversations Joe Great to spend time in sit down and talk about a lot of stuff and he has some opinions on. You know the empire, the British Empire. British Empire Sun never sets on, but you know what's better Global Empire we do use people in do and he's got something to say about Gandhi for another time. Now, what we're going to do is what I want to hear now is when you spend time with G. He's going you know kind of like the declaration independence saying, I, do you know the purpose of government defensive individual rights done? Do that time to alter abolish it? You're right your duty boom I meant I that you know that why are you even here? Well. Calls. It a protectorate. They're they're not protecting the dirt doing to protect, and then what the hell they good for you know. So I get the impression to G Edward he probably don't want me saying this kind of anarchists more I thought. He was you know where where do you put yourself? What would you explain to people what I mean by that? Okay. Well, I'll start off with the word anarchy. Know they're like most words you look in the dictionary and there's not just one definition. There are several definitions, pick your one, and you can mean one thing at one time and one thing at another time even though you're using the same word. Well. Anarchy in the in the as true definition dictionary definition is is the absence of not just governments but the absence of already and rule, and so therefore everybody's on their own. Society no compulsion of any kind except what the individual can generate on his own to defend himself.
"declaration independence" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Don't take it off Disney. Plus, and that's part of it. Um Lyn manual Miranda, the creator. He responds to it, And he says he was basically says the criticisms are valid. The complexities of the characters just that he wrestled with everything. They were the founding fathers. He couldn't get it all in. I did. My best is what he said, should mention the cast. If you're not seen, it is one of the most diverse you'll see in theatre. And if you look at it, you know you also have they do mention the horrors of the slave trade. It's not omitted, but it certainly wasn't a focal point of the way it was portrayed. Let's talk to Chris Jones. He's the theater critic at Chicagotribune. How are you, Chris? Thanks for calling good. How you how you you? You do good to talk to you say so. Hey, you've seen this. This whole controversy here. I wonder if Lin menu Amanda was too apologetic in that it feels as if yes. Maybe he would write this differently today in the context of today, But even 10 years ago, Wright didn't exactly and you know, he's a very politics guy Lin Manuel Miranda, So he's obviously you know, he's trying to tamp it down this controversy a little bit. And at the same time not alienate the people who you know, have got things to say. I mean, but we had a thing about this is the weird thing about this. The not only not only did he write this close to a decade ago now, when America was a very different place, frankly, but also it was actually filmed something like four years ago, so What we're dealing with here is a sort of a blast from the past on everything changes very, very quickly. Now, as you know, and there's a lot of different approaches to things on DH. I think what you see. A sort of ah, really interesting sort of textbook example of how how we approach any work of art is very dependent on the time when it's actually seen, But I mean the end of the day. This is a mythical thank you. It is not supposed to be a comprehensive look at Alexander Hamilton is not the real guy. He's under no obligation to Show us every aspect of Hamilton. Deane's very specifically here. He's writing about the creation ofthe know these great American documents, Declaration Independence, federalist papers, That's what he was doing, and I don't think he's under you know, he has to look at every aspect of the mouth. Well, let me ask you this because I think sometimes well, a lot of the time. The cancel culture kind of lets fax get out of the way and they sort of just zone in on something and decide. Let's get rid of it. One of the facts I think they omit is yes. Hamilton was involved the slave trade and as a young man, the Caribbean island and then later a Z was trying to rise up and become something in this world and then later his I guess his wife's family owned slaves, but it is mentioned. They do mention it in a horrifying way, and there's dark music that's played, and it isn't completely omitted from The musical No. And you know what? Hamilton is not a perfect guy in the musical. So it's established. For example, among these other floors are paying not enough attention to you, kid it kid dies in part because his father doesn't pay enough attention to him. He certainly doesn't know respect his wife as he should. By the end of the show, he kind of has come to some of these realization, Zzzz..
"declaration independence" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Cancel Hamilton, which was a trending yesterday and the day before and the day before. That is Disney Plus went ahead and released it over the weekend. I saw it. I really enjoyed it. I thought it added a new dimension to the experience. The controversy. Of course. This about this just to bring you up to speed is the glorification People are saying about the slave owners who are the founding fathers. People are saying, just cancel it. Get remove it, Take it off Disney Plus and that's part of it. Um Lin Manual, Miranda, the creator. He responds to it. And he says he was basically says the criticisms are valid. The complexities of the characters just that he wrestled with everything. They were the founding fathers. He couldn't get it all in. I did. My best is what he said. I should mention the cast. If you're not seen. It is one of the most diverse you'll see in theatre and if you look at it, you know you also have they do mention the horrors of the slave trade. It's not omitted. But it certainly wasn't a focal point of the way it was portrayed. Let's talk to Chris Jones. He's the theater critic at Chicagotribune. How are you, Chris? Thanks for kind of hell you how will you get to see you too good to talk to you Say so. Hey, you've seen this. This whole controversy here. I wonder if Lin Manuel Miranda was too apologetic in that it feels as if yes, maybe he would write this differently today in the context of today, But even 10 years ago, Wright didn't exactly and you know, he's a very politics guy Lin Manuel Miranda, So he's obviously you know, he's trying to tamp it down this controversy a little bit. And at the same time not alienate the people who you know, have got things to say. I mean, but we had a thing about this is the weird thing about this is the not only not only did he write this close to a decade ago now, when America was a very different place, frankly, but also it was actually filmed something like four years ago, so What we're dealing with here is a sort of a blast from the past on everything changes very, very quickly. Now, as you know, and there's a lot of different approaches to things on DH. I think what you're seeing is a A sort of ah, really interesting sort of textbook example of how how we approach any work of art is very dependent on the time when it's actually seen, But I mean, at the end of the day, this is a mythical thank you got supposed to be a comprehensive look at Alexander Hamilton is not the real guy. He's under no obligation to Show is every aspect of Hamilton. Deane's very specifically here. He's writing about the creation ofthe know these great American documents, Declaration Independence, federalist papers, That's what he was doing, and I don't think he's under you know, he has to look at every aspect of the map. Well, let me ask you this because I think sometimes well, a lot of the time. The cancel culture kind of lets fax get out of the way and they sort of just zone in on something and decide. Let's get rid of it. One of the facts I think they omit is yes. Hamilton was involved the slave trade and as a young man, the Caribbean island and then later a Z was trying to rise up and become something in this world and then Later, his I guess his wife's family owned slaves, but it is mentioned. They do mention it in a horrifying way, and there's dark music that's played, and it isn't completely omitted from The musical. No. And you know what? Hamilton is not a perfect guy in the musical. So it's established. For example, among these other floors are paying. Not enough attention to you, kid. Kid dies in part because his father doesn't pay enough attention to him. He certainly doesn't No respect his wife as he should, By the end of the show, he kind of has come to some of these realization as he's gotten older in the musical, and he's come to see that you know, we're not on this earth and a very long and sometimes we worry about all the wrong stuff. Yes, and he and he don't see that they're carried. Two. Don't see that at the end of Hamilton, which is what makes it so moving, But he's not a perfect person. He isn't intended to be a perfect person. He's really a metaphor, but we can see ourselves then I You know, I remember always thinking that Hamilton is really about work. Life balance. You know how much of how ambitious we should be. Should we be really ambitious? And, you know, sort of talked like we're running out of time because we are running out of time. Or is it smarter and happier in life to say, Hey, I'm not that ambitious. I'm going to smell the roses. I'm going to enjoy a beautiful July day. That's what it's about. That's fundamentally what it's about. And you know, like any artwork. It is open to interpretation, especially the Times change. I think that leads into the part that Disney Plus that really moved me much more than in the theater. When the Eliza was speaking to her husband, Hamilton and said it could be enough for this should be enough. I'm going to get it wrong, but it was so moving to see her facial expressions and the pain and like I've been missing this in the theater experience experience, you know, if you're not in the front row, you're never going to see that part of it. And I just thought Will this be the beginning of so many more of these musicals becoming Released in that way. Well, it's tricky because people have to get paid. You know, on DH. There's always a worry that if you release too much on t, you know our people now going to spend $700 a ticket to go and see Hamilton. I don't think so. I don't think the music I think the musical will come back alive again. Once the theatre comes back, But you know, right now we're looking at next year for that. On DH. I don't think when it does come back, it will be able to command the prices of the box office that has been able to command up now, so this was really shrewd. They went well disclose. Why not really said Disney Plus made a ton of money. The people behind Hamilton made a ton of money. They're not going to counsel this. It caused a huge spike in subscriptions to Disney. Plus, so it's been a highly successful endeavor. And any time you have anything like this, there are people who are going to say well. It's not for me, which I think Lynn is saying, you know, I respect that and I also I wrote a book about Hamilton rise up and in my book, so talk about how it's. It's really a product of the Obama administration. In many ways, Andi, you know we're not there anymore..
History of the Fourth of July - Brief History & Early Celebrations
"You know, the first Independence day was actually celebrated on July 8th, 17 76. The official signing of the declaration. Independence took place on August 2nd. Only two men signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 17 76. That was Charles Johnson and the infamous John Hancock, where the other only the only two who actually signed the declaration on July 4th. The other 54 delegates signed over course of the next month. One who signed later recanted the declaration of Independence. That was Richard Stocked in a lawyer from New Jersey. New Jersey E can't do that East Coast accent or the dam. He became the only signer declaration independence, too. Recant his support of the revolution. After being captured by the British in November 17 76 and was thrown in jail. Thean ended. The declaration of Independence was written on a laptop, not the modern day laptop, but still, Thomas Jefferson drafted the declaration of Independence. On a writing desk that could fit in one's lap. This device was referred to at the time as a laptop with White House celebrated the Indian Independence Day for the first time in 18 0 for Of men. Love fireworks, a $1,000,000,000 worked. According to America American Pyrotechnic Association. American spend more than a $1,000,000,000 on fireworks each year.
"declaration independence" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast
"The things that happened in the great men of the time atoms and Patrick Henry and so forth it. A book is published in Virginia which basically takes the position that the American revolution. The story of that Great Enterprise is a story for right. All Happen Virginia was Thomas Jefferson. It was Patrick Henry and without these Virginia folks the American Revolution. Would never happen. And of course you know the people in Virginia and Massachusetts and so forth are all very Patriotic about their local communities. I mean America's less than twenty something years old at this point one didn't think of itself as an American sometimes as much as one of self as a citizen of Massachusetts or Virginia. The South. Or what have you and so the people in Massachusetts say hold on. That's not true. The American Revolution is the story of the Boston. Tea Party and Samuel Adams Massachusetts responsible should get credit for the American revolution and subsequently some congressional reps in Mecklenburg County. Say well hold on one second. You guys may not have heard of this nationally. Well known. But in our Obscure County Mecklenburg North Carolina. We had the first declaration that events year before anybody else in here. We've got some papers to prove it and they're saying they're saying wait a minute. We're we're the mental letters were Massachusetts where Virginia and you just a bunch of backwoods frontiers. Here which by the way. That's really what it was at the time. Wrong on one level. Let's say we're we`re. We're a long way from anywhere. That's right it's kind of like that movie. You know there's a sane in there where the guy is trying to order something at the store and and he's frustrated because he says it takes about two weeks to get here and he says he says my goodness you guys are two weeks from everywhere. Charlotte probably at the time was two weeks from everywhere. Probably four weeks from everywhere ex-marine. That's that's it so he got this Yet this pride of authorship of the revolution going on you have Virginia Massachusetts. Saying wait a minute wait we we. We did this. And you're not gonNA come in and steal our thunder rights. And then you get you got another very prominent person involved. Thomas Jefferson whose reputation the time was unscathed. No Sally hemmings no nothing like that he was he was you know you couldn't doubt his word and the possibility that he may have plagiarized. Something come on. I mean that's going that's going on at the time right. So so what yes. So what happens is the son of John mcnabb Alexander? We mentioned earlier his son. Dr Joseph Alexander who's a medical doctor in a Presbyterian of leader in the community fine in his father's papers a series of Undated unsigned papers. Any publishes them and says you know everyone in our community knows that the story of the first declaration independence is true. Here's a copy of the written record. It's not clear who wrote. It is not clear win but it doesn't matter it's clearly authentic. Legitimate any publishes this from the Raleigh Paper in this sets off this huge debate about whether Mecklenburg County was the first to declare independence Whether the story's True. And what is the origins of paper and so forth and so on and that's when the Jefferson Adams controversy kicks off and this is a great setup for your next read so whenever you're ready pick it up. May I includes you one of the greatest curiosities and one of the deepest mysteries that ever occurred to me. Adams wrote Jefferson on June twenty second. Eighteen nineteen isn't the Essex Register of June fifth eighteen nineteen isn't titled the Raleigh Register Mecklenburg Declaration of independence the Mecklenburg Declaration Astonished Atoms. How is it possible that this paper should been sealed for me to this day? He asked rhetorically quote. Had it been communicated to me in the time of it? I know if you do not know that it would have been printed in every week newspaper on this continent you know. The defied possessive. I would have made the hall of Congress. Echo Enrico fifteen months before your declaration of independence. What a poor ignorant malicious shortsighted. Crap yalies mass. Is Tom Pains? Commonsense in comparison with this paper had I known it I would have commented on it from the day you entered Congress till the fourth of July seventeenth. Seventy six the genuine sense of America at that moment was never expressed so well before nor since Richard Caswell William Hooper in just fuse then representatives of North Carolina and Congress. You knew as well as I and you know that. The unanimity of the state's finally dependent on the vote of Joseph Hughes finally determined by him and yet history is described the American revolution. Thomas Paine sat verbal Sepe anti which means a word to the wise at clearly believed. He was onto something like a hero in a murder. Mystery who's seen the murder of fleeing the scene of the crime it. A private letter is more direct than is oblique. Letter Jefferson quote a few weeks ago. I received Essex Register containing resolutions than dependence by county North Carolina fifteen months before the resolution of independent Congress he began. I was struck with so much astonishment of reading the document that I could not help inclusion it to Mister Jefferson who must have seen it in the time of it for he is copied the spirit the sense and the expressions of it verbatim into his declaration of the Fourth of July. Seventeen seventy six now did just for the listeners. Who Don't know don't recall from the history classes John Adams and Thomas. Jefferson didn't get along very well. They were brutal political rivals. Jefferson succeeded Adams in the White House actually was his vice president one time and then ran against him but corresponded Quite a bit This time you can tell that. They were bit heated I think they died on the same day. That's right part of that part of our history there And how they came back together but at this point in time. Adam's sort of lashing out at Jefferson anyway you. Can't I it to the point? Where he calls it your declaration of Independence Right. Right the letter right. No you're right you scandalous plagiarize or you. Yeah let's let's talk a minute and about why What was published set off All this controversy as long as if you look on page one seventeen of your book. You've done a good job of putting side by side. The Mecklenburg declarations for resolutions and some of the key points and resolutions from the July Fourth Declaration And we can just see you know words that are similar talk about some of the similarities so the similarities which is what struck the United States. The readers of the people focused on this. For example you had in the Mecklenburg Declaration Would say The Britain was an enemy to the inherent in NATO rights of man whereas of course a year later in the fourth of July declaration you hear the famous words omit occurred in equal are data creator with certain unalienable rights similarly the Mecklenburg Declaration. You had a line that says we do here. Dissolve the political bands which have connected us to the mother. Country whereas in the fourth of July Declaration. We're it says. We absolve from all allegiance to the British Crown That all political connection here with is all to be totally dissolved and so forth. So there's another three or four or five echoes whereby the documents sounds similar. Of course this becomes the weapon whereby the Jeffersonians the Virginians or those who don't like the story from wherever latch onto and say. This is completely unfortunate. Obviously someone has stitched together. Some document based on Jefferson's declaration many years later and has to pass this off and it's a hoax so and you and you do a good job in the book of actually pointing out the size and and you say well okay. Maybe it was still together by somebody. It could have been stitch together now. You Know Jephson from their work or the people in Mecklenburg from Jephson's work and right trying to pass inflator or some of this language as you point out in the book Some of the words. You've just used inalienable rights and dissolved and absolve ourselves and even our fortunes and our sacred honor which appear in both documents. Were terms common to the era right? That's exactly right but the one thing which talked about yet which is in both documents With very important are the words free and independent right right. That really is the foundation of the why the MEK is important at all. Assuming one believes it's true is that for example after after the Stamp Act is passed. Seventeen sixty five all these counties around Roanne County in Lincoln and try county so forth. Everyone's passes very throw solution. Saying we are very unhappy with King with the British government. Although we are loyal citizens were very unhappy with the current state of affairs and so forth and similarly after the battles of Lexington Concord. One can find in the colonial records. The archives resolutions from all sorts counties up and down the coast all the way from Charleston to Boston the counties they will pass resolutions which is largely look and sound the same they say we first of all reiterate our allegiance to King George and the British Crown. However were really really unhappy with this that and the other and we need we petition for our rights and so forth so the deck is interesting and unique insofar as it says. We declare sprinted pendant. It's the only one that does that. That's what makes it unique. Which is why the of course the declaration of Independence for the same reason is unique in stands by itself. It's declared independence full. Stop so if this happens in. May Seventeen seventy five as the witnesses claim did. It's the first of any of these resolutions right to say we are free independent. We are self governing autonomous And so governor side. We have a commission to resolve this and they started investigation. Eighteen twenty nine committee established by North on General Assembly and their charge was to go out and see what they could find.
"declaration independence" Discussed on 600 WREC
"So in Charlotte this is this is Donald Trump at his best sort of take downs and it's true it I don't know how this guy is even being considered today other than you're so afraid of Bernie Sanders but you got yourself into this boat so good luck with that Democrats but you're still afraid that Bernie Sanders might wind that you go with this guy but do we have any of the audio do we have the audio Bernie Sanders I mean Joe Biden yesterday just trying to quote the declaration of independence we resell however all but you know the you know the thing you while all people are created you mean by god or the creator they're all created equal by the thing yes what you know the thing no Joe wow wow wow that was eloquent it was almost out of founders now yes felt like yeah that is interesting I think a lot of people like I don't even know the declaration independence I actually hear that totally differently he's doing this thing where he's covering wokeness he sank as it says yes men are created equal he tries to fill it in with all men and women are created equal right because now it doesn't say that but he realizes he says men anything Augustine is that say women it was the second part he was he stumbled over god god god all men are created equal by that you know that saying yeah exactly doesn't wanna say god because he realizes this offense of to his audience he's he's editing in real time do it again do it again played again we all these years we still haven't all but you know the you know the thing you could go either way on it but I think that's what he's doing I think it's in his head that he is he can't say just men and he can't say creator and that should tell you something this party where the moderate he is afraid of his own crowd by quoting our founding document now let me go let me go here do we happen to have Chris Matthews announcement on retirement this is a weird thing man what happened there yeah what happens so here is here is Chris Matthews announcing his retirement the day yesterday was the last hard ball I'm gonna let you cry in the break here in a second I'll give you a safe space to cry it was the last hardball listen to this let me start with my headline tonight I'm retiring this is the last hardball on MSNBC and obviously this isn't for a lack of interest in politics you can tell I've loved every minute of my twenty years as host of hardball every morning I read the papers I'm going how to get to work not many people had this privilege I love working with my producers and discussions we have over how to report the news I love having this connects with you the good people who watch the Markov learned you are bumping into you on the sidewalk right waiting in an airport and say hello you're like me I heard from your kids and grandchildren say my dad loves or my grandmother loves or my husband watched until the end well after conversation with MSNBC I decided tonight will be my last hardball so let me tell you why the younger generations out there ready to take the reins we see them in politics and the media in funding for the causes they are proving the workplace we're talking here about a better standards that we grew up with fair standards a lot of it has to do with how we talk to each other compliments on a woman's appearance that some men including me might have once incorrectly thought were okay we're never okay not Dan is certainly not today in making such comments in the past I'm sorry I'm very proud of the work I've done here long before I went on television I worked for years in politics was a newspaper so they have better standards fairer.
"declaration independence" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Roger Miller is a genius there wasn't really a brilliant guy very very funny very very very smart guy so enjoy your barbecue this weekend enjoy your family the the the ball games of softball games keep in mind of what these guys did back in seventeen seventy six I want to mention before I forget it because I will special on easily distracted by golf stories and Berman stories but there's a turning book out that will explain to you in detail what these guys did back in seventeen seventy six to lay their lives and their families lives on the line to signing the declaration independence the book simply titled seventeen seventy six it's by David McCall David McCall and I think if you get a chance this weekend in go online maybe dumb all the for two or a couple of excerpts and reading to your kids because it's a very very very worthwhile thing to do and a terrific read at that seventeen seventy six David McCullough my number's three one two five nine one eighty nine hundred you can use it to call and or text Bob Constantini standby NDC we're gonna talk to about trumps fourth of July celebration which of course the Democrats and generally people love to the center are upset about Bob will give us the details on that and also if you're for or against us and the reason why you can weigh in via text or call at three one two five nine one eighty nine hundred Laurie Lightfoot has a little body guard problem we'll talk about enjoys defend international honor this weekend we'll get all that directly but first as your Nick touch on during Kathy's a newscast the Chicago police say a month long city wide operation a crackdown on gun violence has led to seventy seven arrests in the seizures of dozens of weapons I want to play more from our first deputy superintendent Anthony Ries Keogh or re re cheo cheo and the so called operation independence was seventy seven arrests officer the roundup identified nearly.
"declaration independence" Discussed on WTVN
"Why don't you? Do it yourself. You can do there's nothing stopping you. It's all up here in the mindset, so many people have become a victim of. I could never do that. I why could I I come come from the right class? It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. It's all in your mind dream big. You're here a couple of years ago quickly. We have about a minute minute and a half left. Tell me what if anything is different since the last time you were here. Well, the good news to report is I've been around a lot of Texas and Oklahoma and Saint Louis, your people are still awesome. It hasn't the way you treat each other online has an infantry to how you treat people on the street which thank God. Which would it never does. You're still open. There's no racial issues. Conversations were black people white people gay people straight people. There is nothing. And they're the biggest thing I've learned is there's an appetite for founding principles because everyone right now, they won't admit it. Because our politics are going things aren't making sense right now. What we need to do. If you want to go big and you want to actually make America exceptional again. Now is the time to make the case for your founding principles. You have to understand the declaration independence and make the case not about the Republicans or the Democrats are left. I make the case for principals. Because here's the thing. People say to me count America prosper again kind America exceptional again. That's not the question. The question is. Yes, you can the question is do you want to the question is are you willing to go through the pain and sacrifice that you're founders went shoot together? This is why we gave him a show on the blaze pizza podcast. You can listen to it freedoms disciple Jonathan done I urge you to to seek that podcast out and listen to him and support him and one day. I hope to welcome him as an American to our shores this year, you will Jonathan thank you so much. Appreciate.
"declaration independence" Discussed on KTOK
"See how much money you're worth your two big unions to pay more America. Was you know, what gophers? Why don't you? Do it yourself. You can do there's nothing stopping you. It's all up here in the mindset, so many people have become a victim of. I could never do that. I why could I come from the right class? It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. It's all in your mind dream big. You're here a couple of years ago quickly. We have about a minute minute and a half left. Tell me what if anything is different since the last time you were here. Well, the good news to report is I've been around a lot of Texas and Oklahoma and Saint Louis, your people are still awesome. It hasn't the way you treat each other online housing infiltrated. How you treat people on the street which thank God Torchwood. It never does. You're still open. There's no racial issues. I've thought conversations were black people white people gay people straight people. There is nothing. And they're the biggest thing I've learned is there's an appetite for founding principles because everyone right now, they won't mind amid because of their politics are going things aren't making sense right now. What we need to do. If you wanna go big and you want to actually make America exceptional again. Now is the time to make the case for your founding principles. You have to understand the declaration independence and make the case not about the Republicans or the Democrats are left versus right. Make the case for principals. Because here's the thing. People say to me count America prosper again kinda America exceptional again. That's not the question. The question is. Yes, Yukon, the question is do you want to the question is are you willing to go through the pain and sacrifice that your phone is rent shoot together? This is why we gave him a show on the blaze. It's a podcast. You can listen to it freedoms disciple. Jonathan Don, I urge you to to seek that podcast out and listen to him and support him and one day. I hope to welcome him as an American to our shores this year, you will Jonathan thank you so much..
"declaration independence" Discussed on Civics 101
"Civics. Wanna one is supported in part by the corporation for public broadcasting. They are about to grave the storminess gift made of paper. How lynn. So I don't really knows. I don't know how it shall end. But this this was our beginning. July fourth seventeen seventy six. This was the moment that we became we. But a month earlier. Richard Henry Lee Virginia the following resolution before the continental congress, quote that these United colonies are and of right ought to be free and independent states that they are absolved from all the legions to the British crown and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain is an ought to be totally dissolved. A committee of five was appointed to draft a statement for the world to declare the reason for such an action. Lee's resolution was debated and adopted by twelve of the thirteen colonies on July second seventeen seventy six New York abstained and on the fourth. The declaration was adopted. It was sent to a young Irish immigrant. John Dunlap official printer of the congress to be turned into about two hundred broadsides to be sent around the colonies twenty six of these called the Dunlap broadsides are known to exist today. These weren't printed to sit in glass cases, or hang on the walls of state fees were printed to be read out loud to assemblies to committees on townhall steps to the commanders and troops who'd already been at war for over a year copies were made for the colonists. And German and French and one Dunlap broadside was put on a ship to England where it'd be read by King George himself. So whether we're celebrating the successes or examining the flaws of this, great democratic experiment. This was the moment that they became our successes. Our flaws. This is the reason I'm a little nervous investigating are literal founding document, and there's one more reason. That I hesitate to mention. What I'm trying to do a levels. Check for a guest on this very show instead of asking them the industry standard question, which is what did you have for breakfast? I really like to ask what is the movie that you watched more than any other in your did? You have a tape that got played more than any other in your household a video. Yeah. Absolutely. What was it? Casa blogger for the first time last year. Are you serious? It is the greatest movie ever made. Let's be honest. It is a major piece of propaganda. That's Byran Williams. We'll hear from him a little later. He loved a major piece of propaganda. But so did I go God. What the hell? Are you waiting on? I've seen the movie seventeen seventy six a musical about our founding fathers singing and dancing their way towards the signing of the declaration independence. Hundreds. Maybe even thousand.
"declaration independence" Discussed on We Paid To See This
"We don't do we do all the exciting things together but the thing on the two dollar bills oh god what's the thing on the back the signing of the declaration independence is very interesting back of dollar the rest of american currency is kind of boring it's just you know memorials and like the white house yeah this is a bunch of guys just a bunch of white men signing the it's the most interesting back listen i didn't say it was a high bar to overcome you know right so pretty low bar of excitement well it was exciting to me to say the tudela and the point is we pay to see movies and then we tell you about them very honestly people find curious listen i'm tired of do that i don't wanna i don't i don't want to skim i don't want to tell people i don't wanna tell people because every show does that okay i don't wanna be that kinda show i don't wanna tell people that they could email us that we pay to see this gmailcom i don't want people to know that they can tweet us if they want to pay to see this why would you like who enough show say you know you can write a review of joe we pay to see this on i tunes if you wanted to you can give us stars stars our stars everybody knows say that anymore that low it's like oh god i subscribe to the show because that helps and then it's less work for you every week to download the thing that's enough enough please stop asking people to share the shirt okay we don't tell you friends we don't know now do tell your friends word of mouth tell you what else show was word of mouth yeah.