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Happy Independence Day, August 2?

Doesn’t quite roll off the tongue now does it? Our Government sponsored curriculum has always told us that our Founding Fathers signed our Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 and that is why we celebrate our independence from England on that day. Not quite the whole truth there. According to Michael Badnarik, author of “Good to be King: the Foundation of our Constitutional Freedom”, and founder of the Constitution Preservation Organization, only the text of the Declaration was approved by the Continental Congress on July 4, then it was sent to printed and distributed to the colonies. The actual document that is on display in the National Archive was first signed on August 2. So why don’t we celebrate this day as the date of our emancipation?

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