There’s an AP story I came across on Thursday that I found, and I’m sure you will find, shocking and sad, especially as we celebrate our nation’s independence. It begins, ?Apparently the truths in the Declaration of Independence are not so self-evident.? When you hear some of the meat in this story, which I read in the audio link below, you’re going to tear your hair out.
Here?s just a sample: ?When Rep. Roger Wicker asked high school seniors in his Mississippi district to name some unalienable rights, he got silence. So the Republican congressman gave the advanced-placement history students some help. ?Among these are life,? Wicker said, ?and…? ?Death?? one student said. So much for liberty and the pursuit of happiness.?