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The Original Article.

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | July 4, 2010

No. 466

Nobody could have known that the Great American Revolution and its Declaration would be the original in a world-wide cascade of events that are continuing even now. But Independence was never the end of the process, only the beginning.  In America and the world, over generations, independence has been continuously redefined, re-enacted, expanded and refined in subsequent generations. And that makes it not just the achievement of the Founding Fathers, but the achievement of all of us.

The  building blocks of this ongoing Revolution are the Rule of Law.  The cornerstone, the Declaration, announced our adherence to certain principles of Natural Law to a largely skeptical world.  And upon those sacred principles; inalienable rights, self evident rights, we Americans have constructed the entire edifice of American Government and Law, block on block.

The strength of this edifice has been tested at regular intervals, sometimes tested to the limit. And it still stands!

Three cheers for the founders!  Three cheers for the rest of us!



CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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