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Why we need to honor the Bill of Rights today


Imagine if they cancelled Independence Day.

What if the federal government declared that the Fourth of July was no longer a holiday? We would be told to report for work, cancel fireworks displays and picnics and go about our business the same as any other day.

Imagine the outrage. Americans would be angered by the suggestion that we shouldn't celebrate freedom. Not recognize Independence Day? Why, that would be un-American.

And yet we do the same thing every Dec. 15, the birthday of our Bill of Rights. In guaranteeing these fundamental freedoms in 1791, we set ourselves apart from all ot...

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