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LRI Podcast - Episode 11: Independence Day Special, Part 2

Updated: Mar 6, 2023

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Part 2 of our first annual Independence Day Special features a line-by-line breakdown of the Declaration of Independence. We explain why the parts everyone remembers ("We hold these truths to be self-evident..." and such) are - while fantastic - just the introduction to the meat of the document.

We'll break down why you should really think of the Declaration as a legal complaint against the Crown of Great Britain and why your high school teachers were wrong to tell you that the French Revolution was similar to the American independence movement.

Instead of our usual hot takes segment, this week we wrap things up by remembering the sacrifices made by the men who signed their names to the Declaration, knowing they would be convicted as traitors and put to death if they failed in their bid for independence.

  • Reading the Declaration of Independence closely (0:00:30)

  • The Fate of the Founders (1:05:35)

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