Week in Review: July 8, 2017

This week America celebrated its Independence day, a holiday dedicated to honoring, as Ryan McMaken noted, “a document that promotes secession, rebellion, and what the British at the time regarded as treason.” In spite of our own government’s attempts to hijack it for simply another celebration of sterile patriotic pride, the success of America’s inherently radical revolution is a moment of history that must not only be remembered, but emulated in the future. After all, as Jefferson said, at times “it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another,” remains as relevant today as they were in the 18th century.

This post was published at Ludwig von Mises Institute on July 8, 2017.