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16 March 2014


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Stitch Mitchell

God that was boring!

Unlike the rest of your podcasts. Keep up the good work and I assume you're moving on to the French revolution after the Americans get their way?


That was AWESOME to fall asleep to.

Grandpa D

Y'know, Michael... I applaud you on this one. This document, the birth of a nation, is "boring?" Good "to fall asleep to?" No. And I say, again. No. The "language" may be stilted and not "snappy" for today's audience, but give credit where credit is due: it was AWE-inspiring then. It moved a people to break from hundreds of years of "a system." We all benefit from that today.

I, an attorney and Poli Sci major undergrad, have not (embarrassingly enough) read or heard The Declaration in about .. oh, say 25 years. I heard it today. Thanks to you. Nice. A very nice- a very meaningful -- 9 minutes. Thank you for the reminder of where we came from and what we aspire to. Thank you for reminding us what 9 minutes can do.

PS: I was listening to you reading this as my bus passed by the new US Courthouse in Seattle today. Inscribed on the inner wall as you approach the courthouse? Yep, the second paragraph of the D of I. Very cool. (Pics to follow.)


I've never heard the entire declaration of independence before. I thought it was good. It's arguments were well reasoned, it's intentions clearly communicated. I wish every political message had such eloquence. Can you imagine if Thomas Jefferson had written a declaration for occupy wall Street or the tea party?

Commander In Chief

I think this declaration could be used today to describe where we currently find ourselves.

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