Published on July 8, 2010 | by LawNews

Prof. Eric Lane Writes ‘Off-Color Thoughts on Watching Fireworks on the Fourth of July’

Off-Color Thoughts on Watching Fireworks on the Fourth of July
by Eric Lane
Brennan Center for Justice
July 6, 2010


On the Fourth of July, we celebrate our independence from England. Most Americans know this. We also celebrate our national commitment to the autonomy and equality of all men and women — though the adopting Continental Congress thought only about the equality of white men. Through the Declaration of Independence we pledged to each other “our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.” It is this sharing, “that sense of shared sacrifice and responsibility-for ourselves and one another,” in President Obama’s words, that makes us Americans.

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