Tag: Thomas Jefferson

Happy Birthday, United States Marine Corps!

On this day, November 10, 1775, the United States Marine Corps, is born. Thomas Jefferson loved peace, but the pirates of Morocco, Algiers, Tripoli, and Tunis were capturing European and American vessels, dividing the plunder among the robber sovereigns, and then ransoming the crews or selling them into slavery. Some nations, including the United States,…

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Freedom of the Press and Responsible Speech

On this day, July 8, 1889, the “Wall Street Journal” begins publishing. “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech or of the press…” Sir William Blackstone said, “Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments he pleases before the public.” This “freedom of speech” is essential in a society. Free debate…

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Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration

Happy 243rd America! In honor of Independence Day yesterday, we thought it appropriate (and fun) to share this parody of the song Apologize by OneRepublic/Timbaland from Soomo Learning.  The parody, Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration, was the publisher’s attempt “to humanize the sentiment of the founders in writing the declaration.” According to Soomo, the…

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