On Independence Day, Obama urges Americans to live up to words of Declaration of Independence

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  • Updated: July 4, 2013 - 11:54 AM

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is urging Americans on the Fourth of July to live up to the words of the Declaration of Independence by securing liberty and opportunity for their own children as well as for future generations.

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nortcydJul. 4, 13 6:57 AM

Yes, I believe you Love Your Nation and Love Your Nations History and Sacrifices made by many.

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firefight41Jul. 4, 13 7:02 AM

Obama should practice what he is preaching.

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lukasmnJul. 4, 13 7:31 AM

It's funny. The farther the President tries to go on as normal and make it seem as if Snowden didn't happen, the more it makes him look completely out of touch. For instance, this statement is laughable considering the events of the preceding three weeks. Mr. President, non of us feel really free anymore, we feel spied on and used and lied to. It was your job to fix that and you clearly have not.

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kieselJul. 4, 13 8:02 AM

Obama would NEVER put his life and fortune on the line for anything, as did the signers of the Declaration. I wounder if he's ever read what that meant to them, their families and their friends? We get mostly platitudes and failed promises from Obama.

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patasticJul. 4, 13 8:14 AM

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

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russ999Jul. 4, 13 8:17 AM

I feel free and safe. It's hard to have both.

these critics were all defending Bush for whatever he did in the name of the "war on terror" and would be the 1st ones to blame the president if we let out guard down and got hit again.

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elind56Jul. 4, 13 8:56 AM

Can only wonder what this small band of patriots who gathered in 1776 would think of the ironically named 'Patriot Act' which, among many other onerous clauses, gives federal agents the ability to write and approve their own search warrants. What do you suppose would be their thoughts concerning a federal government that surreptitiously, and without warrant, gathers the records of citizen's communications with each other? How do you think they would feel about the government's labyrinth of foreign entanglements? What would they say about a government that forces it's citizens to purchase a product they may not want simply as a condition of existing? And what would be their response when they were told that this product's design and content was strictly dictated by the government? What do you suppose would be their response to just seeing the 3 foot high (and growing) stack of paper that comprises the document that dictates this condition to the people? Some things to think about on this Independence Day...

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truthtopowerJul. 4, 13 9:01 AM

The people who need to live up to it are the ones in the government.

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mnmaidJul. 4, 13 9:08 AM

Obama should try living up to the words of the Constitution, particularly the Bill of Rights.

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kieronJul. 4, 13 9:11 AM

@kiesel: While I don't disagree, you're overlooking the fact that we've had nothing but platitudes and failed promises from every single president in one way or another.

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