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Reflect on words of founders

Too many people think of the Declaration of Independence in the simple terms of "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." But it represents so much more. The Declaration expresses the will of a brave group of Americans who put their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor on the line to fight a monarchy that saw the oppression of its subjects as a divine right. We've published the Declaration of Independence on today's Opinion page. If you haven't read it in a while, you might spend a few minutes reflecting upon the words of our nation's founders as they made their case for human rights and freedom.

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