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Bob Franken: A new Independence Day needed

...Hindus); and vaccinations[?]."Perhaps as they approached this July Fourth, they were thinking about the Declaration of Independence and its stirring proposition that, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-07-04/bob-franken-a-new-independence-da
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'No offense'

...religion, but I also accept that they all believed in a Supreme Power, whatever that may be, as throughout the Declaration of Independence reference is made to "Nature's God" and "Divine Providence."I remember, as do some of you, I'm...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2014-05-03/no-offense
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A rocky future

...of the framers was Benjamin Franklin, of course, who also helped draft that other precious document, our Declaration of Independence. At its signing, he famously declared, "Yes, we must indeed all hang together, or most assuredly we shall...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-10-22/a-rocky-future
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An American comeback

...many Americans might wish they could abolish Congress, it is unlikely, unless voters take a page from the Declaration of Independence and "institute new government," so another approach by Republican governors to break the cycle of systemic...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-10-07/an-american-comeback
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Who's an extortionist?

...Americans be as well?Dysfunctional government is bringing us closer to the choice faced by signers of the Declaration of Independence: "When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-09-23/whos-an-extortionist
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The dangers of Russian exceptionalism

...writer.If you want to understand the essence of American exceptionalism, you can quote Patrick Henry or the Declaration of Independence. If you want a taste of the Russian version, you can do worse than the anecdote about Czar Nicholas II...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-09-18/the-dangers-of-russian-exceptiona
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A Hard Day's Night

Now Playing Synopsis: During the first worldwide flush of Beatlemania in 1964, United Artists wanted to ship out a movie with The Beatles before their vogue was over. Working within a tight $500,000 budget, director Richard Lester turned out A Hard Day's Night in a fast 6 1/2 weeks; the picture was in the theatres three months after shooting commenced. Using a variety of techniques cribbed from Hollywood slapstick comedies, the French "new wave" movement, and his own experiences as a TV-commercial director, Lester, with screenwriter Alun Owen, fashioned an exhilarating study of a "typical" 36 hours in the lives of the Fab Four. Onto a plot about getting to the Big Show on time are hung a series of instant-reaction gags, character vignettes, and musical setpieces. Much of the humor arises from Paul McCartney's efforts to keep his grandfather (Wilfred Brambell), a "clean old man," from getting into mischief. Also good for several laughs is the hookey-playing Ringo Starr, whose mistimed declaration of independence lands him in jail. We are also treated to a war of nerves between the unflappable John Lennon and an uptight TV director (Victor Spinelli), who worries that, should the Beatles not show up at broadcast time, he'll be demoted to "News In Welsh." George Harrison stars in a sequence in which he is mistaken for an auditionee by the producer (Kenneth Haigh) of a superficially trendy, teen-oriented TV weekly. Then there's Norman Rossington and John Junkin as The Beatles' managers, who carry on a battle royale simply because one man is taller than the other. The supporting cast includes comedienne Anna Quayle, cartoonist Bob Godfrey, TV host Robin Ray, dancer Lionel Blair, Harrison's future wife Patti Boyd, and director Lester himself. The songs include "I Should Have Known Better," "And I Love Her," "Tell Me Why," "If I Fell," "Can't Buy Me Love," and the title song. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Wilfrid Brambell Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Op-ed: The pursuit of happiness - without government interference

...that, as Americans, our freedoms come from God and not government, and include the rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. What could be more important to the pursuit of happiness than...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-06-19/op-ed-the-pursuit-of-happiness-wi
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...ended with the Founding Fathers and threaded the Declaration of Independence throughout. This gave the speech a conservative...his agenda as the logical consequence of the Declaration of Independence's enunciation of the equality of all men and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-01-22-0
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Take a tip from Ben Franklin

...what the Tea Party is after. Old Guard Republicans and Democrats alike are clueless. The Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the thoughts of the people who drafted them are alien to these people. Here's what I believe the American...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/112510/let_499767884.shtml
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