What’s to celebrate on Patriots’ Day?

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April 20, 2011
Independent Institute
by Anthony Gregory  
Posted in Commentary

"April 19 is Patriots’ Day, but the occasion is seldom celebrated. The first battles of the American Revolution occurred on that day in 1775 at Lexington and Concord. The war of independence from Great Britain gave life to such principles as the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and the right to overthrow and secede from governments guilty of 'a long train of abuses and usurpations,' as the Declaration of Independence says. The importance of April 19 in signifying the clash between self-determination and empire does not end with Lexington and Concord." (04/19/11)


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