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Welcome to the 4thofjuly website!,

Yes, this is the website that every year, millions celebrate with fireworks and parades. (Well, they should.)

Actually, on this day in 1776, millions celebrate the signing Declaration of Declaration of Independence. Our Declaration, which  asserts that our rights come not from government, but from God.

There are currently three proposals featured here, and none of them directly affirm such a position, but there is a connection. The first — under the title POLITICAL EDUCATION — proposes a process and legislation aimed at fostering a more rational democracy.  And, with respect to speech,  fostering a more tolerant one. The second proposal, called here COMPETING AUTHORITIES, does much the same thing, but in the area of formal secondary and collegiate  education. Both lay a foundation for free speech — a right implicit in the Declaration, and expressly affirmed in the Constitution.

Both also propose procedural rather than specific substantive changes; the third, HEALTH CARE however, — included recently because of the rare timeliness of this issue — does propose a more substantive measure. 

Currently, the site is intended as providing a focal point for such proposals. UPDATES to the site (list of  publications, important revisions or changes relating to proposals, supplemental materials) are HERE.  Such publications and  changes aren’t expected to be frequent. If you wish to receive UPDATES NOTIFICATIONS when they do occur, click HERE.

For a true and virtuous democracy,

Bert Peterson

[Please include “4JULY” in Subject field]


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