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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said the cure for the country's ills are more likely to come from state capitals than Washington, D.C., delivering an uncompromising defense of states' rights in his speech Friday at the NRA lobbying arm's leadership forum.
There are many heroes in the story of the American Revolution, and the historian is at a loss to name the greatest of this first generation of Americans.
On July 4, 1776, 236 years ago, Americans declared that they no longer would be ruled by others, and the Revolutionary War began.
For American readers, it may seem a stretch from Tom Paine to Kim Philby, from pamphlets and polemics to treason. But seen from Britain, Paine was just another of those figures, apparently produced in some abundance there, who made common cause with enemies of their nation.
In July 1776, when John Hancock and the other 55 signatories to the Declaration of Independence mutually pledged their "Lives, Fortunes and sacred Honor," the pledge was not to be taken lightly. By their act, their lives and fortunes were, indeed, put at risk.