Independence Day Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

Escape Clause

As a nation we’re neither as good as our pride imagined, nor as bad as America’s chronic haters – their name is Legion – want us to believe.

In This Moment of Turmoil, Let the Declaration of Independence Do Its Magic Once Again

The United States was the first nation in world history to found itself on a universal doctrine that placed human dignity and equality, separate from any religious doctrine, at its core.

‘Patriotism’ Has Always Divided Us. National Memory Can Unite Us.

A patriotism of common national memory could be the answer to the riddle of a politics divided over how to be unified. It is not a way to make our differences go away, but rather to allow us better to live with them and so with each other.