Happy Insurrection Day!


by William N. Grig via Pro Libertate

Our Glorious Insurrectionary Heritage: Minutemen gun down soldiers of the Empire, April 19, 1775. Sic semper tyrannis!

It has often been said that if voting actually changed things, it would be illegal. In much the same sense it could be said that if the genuine meaning of the event commemorated on the Fourth of July were to become widely known, our rulers would respond by criminalizing the celebration and the document that should be at its center.
This isn’t a hypothetical proposition. Around the turn of the 20th Century it was common for “Wobblies” — radical activists belonging to the Industrial Workers of the World, a schismatic socialist sect — to be arrested for reading the Declaration of Independence in public.

The inflammatory, seditious content of that document was largely unknown to the public even then, and when tranquil middle-class Americans were…

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