We Hold Some Truths To Be Self Evident
When we celebrate our country's independence on July 4th, the day may resonate with many Americans more powerfully than in other recent years. The nation's political mood is increasingly, well, independent. Voters are fed up with incumbent politicians and reigning political parties.
This accounts for the unlikely bestselling books that keep shooting up out of what might seem like nowhere--previously obscure biographies of the Founders that pose fundamental questions about the role of our government and what direction the nation is headed. In a welcome development, Americans want to refresh their acquaintance with the sources of our rights as citizens.
Yet there is one source, more basic than any other, that so far has not received the attention it deserves.