The Historic American Nation

Ecology Viewed from the Right

We all know the story.

In 1492, Columbus discovered the New World. By the seventeenth century, British North America had become a refuge for Englishmen fleeing religious persecution and tyrannical government, where colonists like the Pilgrims and the Puritans sought to create a wholly new society, a “City on a Hill,” serving as a beacon of liberty in a world of monarchical absolutism. In the late eighteenth century, the tyranny of King George III became intolerable and the colonists bound together to throw off the yoke of British oppression, rallying around the Declaration of Independence and its proclamation of inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Upon attaining independence, the United States of America became the first country in the history of the world to be dedicated wholly to liberty and opportunity, irrespective of religious creed or national origin. At first these rights were unfortunately restricted to…

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