From an article by Gary Galles on the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) website:
'WHEREAS divers Persons are holden in Slavery within divers of His Majesty's Colonies, and it is just and expedient that all such Persons should be manumitted and set free, and that a reasonable Compensation should be made to the Persons hitherto entitled to the Services of such Slave
About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful.
On October 31, 1777, following the Colonial victories over British General John Burgoyne in the Battles of Saratoga, Henry Laurens of South Carolina, then President of the Continental Congress, appointed a committee of Richard Henry Lee of Virginia, Samuel Adams of Massachusetts, and General Dani
Via Coin World, a story about an unusual auction item: "Contemporary Counterfeit Ancient Aureus Sells in CNG Auction":
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Cons
Today is Milton Friedman’s birthday. He had many great quotes; here are three of them:
Yesterday was Alexis De Tocqueville’s birthday. The following is from a 1962 article by Robert Schuettinger, a graduate student under Prof. F. A.
If, as I have said, the things already listed were all we had had to contribute, America would have made no distinctive and unique gift to mankind.