This is where our country began.
Even though they had a weather vane, the Founding Fathers didn’t try to see which way the wind was blowing.
They didn’t create our country by taking polls.
Had they done that, we probably would be British subjects.
Most people are disengaged form the political process. (Evidence: 16% voted in the primary elections.)
They care more about security than about freedom.
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Here is a piece by Warner Todd Huston about the history of the Declaration of Independence.