Debunking the “One Nation” Myth: Thoughts from Maharrey Head 146

“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom”


Most Americans think July 4, 1776, birthed a nation. It’s didn’t. It actually birthed 13 independent nations that soon formed a union. The notion that Independence Day birthed a nation is part of a broader “one nation” myth advanced by the likes of Joseph Story and Abraham Lincoln, and perpetuated by the Pledge of Allegiance.

In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I debunk the “one nation” myth starting with the Declaration of Independence and then moving forward to the ratification of the Constitution. I answer the key question – where does sovereignty lie in the American political system?

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SHOW NOTES AND LINKS

The Declaration of Independence Birthed 13 Sovereign Nations

Report of 1800 – James Madison

Free E-Book: The Power of No!: The Historical and Constitutional Basis for State Nullification

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