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    Have you ever wondered about the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?   What kind of men were they?   What became of them?   Twenty-four of the 56 men were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants and […]

Keep your kids away from patriotic events – celebrating America’s heritage will turn them into Republicans. That’s the finding from Harvard University. Furthermore, Democratic candidates need not bother attending Independence Day, say the researchers, since the events only energize right-wingers. “Democratic […]

  Three national veterans groups have complained that officials at the Houston National Cemetery have defied a federal judge’s order to quit censoring prayer and banning the words “God” and “Jesus” from funeral services. Despite a Memorial Day court order, local veterans say the Department of […]

Recoiling from a nationwide outcry, a San Diego judge has postponed her ban on civic fireworks celebrations. Superior Court Judge Linda Quinn has delayed for three months her decision that banned fireworks displays, charity walkathons, Mardi Gras, beach festivals, birthday parties in city parks and weddings […]

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