Town Square

Post a New Topic

Understanding the Declaration of Independence

Original post made by Amy, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jul 5, 2010

This is a 10 minute video that is provides a helpful summary of the Declaration of Independence.

Web Link

After you've seen this, you'll be more informed than the majority of the American population.

Comments (9)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 5, 2010 at 10:13 am

Stacey is a registered user.

Nice informative video, but what's this "Biblical Worldview Training" organization? I suggest that citizens read the document themselves rather than digesting soundbites by an organization that has an agenda. The creators of the video want viewers to take away their interpretation, but readers should formulate their own interpretation and study contemporaneous interpretations.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 5, 2010 at 10:19 am

Stacey is a registered user.

Here's more on the Declaration of Independence from the National Archives: Web Link


 +   Like this comment
Posted by dublinmike
a resident of Dublin
on Jul 5, 2010 at 11:00 am

dublinmike is a registered user.

Thanks Stacy for the link... a little more reliable source.

But, I do agree with Amy that we are more informed than the general American public. 9% of those interviewed during a poll thought we rebelled from China, Japan, France, and more, rather than from the British.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 5, 2010 at 11:37 am

Stacey is a registered user.

dublinmike,

Yea, we, as a country, are pretty woefully ignorant of our founding documents. The National Constitution Center has a poll you could check out. Web Link


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 5, 2010 at 11:39 am

Stacey is a registered user.

They also did a poll of teens' knowledge about the Constitution. Check it out: Web Link


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 5, 2010 at 5:44 pm

give it a rest amy...nothing that you post ever has anything to do with being a reasonable adult...grow up!

ps try taking the high road to Oakland where you came from...


 +   Like this comment
Posted by dublinmike
a resident of Dublin
on Jul 5, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Cholo, do you know if Amy is from Oakland? And, if she is, what does it matter? She can be from Timbuktu for all it matters, in this case.

The point that Stacy and I were making (please correct me Stacy if I you disagree) is that Amy (and others) rely on right wing websites and blogs thereby limiting themselves to a narrow bandwidth.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 5, 2010 at 10:48 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

Yea, sort of. Amy is free to limit her worldview as she sees fit. I'm more interested in passing on better sources from which readers can come to their own conclusions than just digesting what has been packaged up for them. It may take longer to read the actual Declaration of Independence and understand it and the environment it was written in than watching a 10 minute video with soundbites, but the reward is greater.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by dublimike
a resident of Dublin
on Jul 5, 2010 at 11:01 pm

Stacy... :)


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Bandwidth and the spinning wheel: Net neutrality
By Gina Channell-Allen | 4 comments | 1,074 views

A fitting tribute to Ken Mercer
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 837 views

Lulu is back home!!!!
By Roz Rogoff | 3 comments | 612 views