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Limerick for 4th of July

Dear Queen, please take us back
To the land of the Union Jack
We’ll put away Old Glory
And to end the sad story
Give Congress the sack

Queen Elizabeth

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia declaring the United States independent from Great Britain rule.[5][6] After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. 316 more words

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Hutchison: People need to have their voices heard


JOSHUA BOUCHER | Staff Photographer
Kay Bailey Hutchison, former senator from Texas, discusses civic literacy and the balance of power between branches of government in the Amphitheater on Friday. 4,640 more words

Chautauqua Institution

Trade Agreements

“Trade-Agreement Troubles” by James Surowiecki

The Financial Page JUNE 22, 2015 ISSUE of “The New Yorker”

Opponents of TPP, Senator Elizabeth Warren for example, are concerned that I.S.D.S provisions in TPP and other trade agreements might supersede our laws. 208 more words

Political

"Why Scalia Should Resign": It Must Make Him Wonder If He Wishes To Be Part Of An Institution That Is Corrupting The Republic

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia should resign.

That’s the thought I had while reading his acid dissents in the two headline-grabbing Supreme Court cases last week, one affirming the IRS’s interpretation of the Affordable Care Act, and the other discovering a right to same-sex marriage in the 14th Amendment. 715 more words

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