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Activism Alert: Declaration of Independence to Make Ironic Appearance at AZ State Capitol

• Jet Lacey/AZ

With nary a scintilla of "collectivism” intended or otherwise implied, I would like to sincerely invite whoever would like to join me Saturday, February 20th at the State Capitol for this event. 

Paraphrasing words Ernest Hancock used at the 2008 End the Fed rally that helped to cement my resolve to join the freedom movement, it is far better to be for something than it is to be against the opposite of that something.  And in the spirit of positive activism, let’s remind those in attendance what the Declaration of Independence stands for, and how the situations then and now are strikingly similar. 

In the 233 years, 6 months, and 28 days since it was adopted, the Declaration of Independence has become very faded, and unfortunately, so have the ideals engrossed upon its parchment.  While we can't refresh the faded ink, we can refresh the spirit of individual liberty that it embodies;

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

Plus, since literally thousands of people are going to be standing in line to see it anyway, we can take advantage of the opportunity to speak to a "captive" audience.
No, the irony is not lost on me; the concepts of independence and captivity are not typically associated with one another, but hey - you take what you can get.
Declaration of Independence to Make Appearance at Capitol

The Declaration of Independence will make a stop in Arizona next month, with a free one-day only viewing opportunity at the state Capitol.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Feb. 20, and expect to wait in line, say operators of the state Capitol Museum, where the document will be on display.

The declaration was last in Arizona in 2003, where 25,000 people saw it during an eight-day span.

This time, exhibit hours will run to 4 p.m. and be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

After that, the document travels to Tucson for two days.

The state Capitol Museum is located at 1700 W. Washington St. in Phoenix. The exhibit is sponsored by the Governor's Office and the Arizona Secretary of State.


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Comment by Trouser Chili
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Wear funeral-black and carry a sign with your favorite line from the Declaration itself.