Editor’s Column: Independence

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Festooned with flags and bunting, we’re geared up for annual Fourth of July festivities. In the midst of planning your barbecue and looking for red, white and blue attire, please take a moment to read or re-read the Declaration of Independence.

We’ve published the document on the front page of the paper for the past few years, but space constraints hindered that plan this year, so I’m urging you to read it for yourself anyway. (Transcript of the Declaration of Independence is available here https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript, or listen to John F. Kennedy’s 1957 reading here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeIJ1wGH3vs).


By NIKI TURNER – editor@ht1885.com