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http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/07/03/errant-spot-of-ink-causes-serious-misunderstanding-of-u-s-declaration-of-independence-scholar-says/

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Every Fourth of July, some Americans sit down to read the Declaration of Independence, reacquainting themselves with the nation’s founding charter exactly as it was signed by the Second Continental Congress in 1776.
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New York Public LibraryThis image made available Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by the British Library shows page one of the U.S. Declaration of Independence.

Or almost exactly? A scholar is now saying that the official transcript of the document produced by the National Archives contains a significant error – smack in the middle of the sentence beginning “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” no less.

The error, according to Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, concerns a period that appears right after the phrase “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” in the transcript, but almost certainly not,


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The Declaration Of Independence is high on the list of things the left wants to destroy. I have no doubt they will do it by the time O is out of office. For those of you who say no way, would you have ever thought he would be able to invade this country with illegals?


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This being published in Canada, the country founded by all those Americans who simply didn't want independence and fled north (or west).

(Yes, I know, the actual person raising this supposed issue is American, but university professors typically aren't exactly known for their nationalism. Unless it's ethnic nationalism.)
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Every grievance addressed in the Declaration of Independence has been committed by barack hussein obama at least once and sometimes numerous times.
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