In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Obama Celebrates July 4th on the South Lawn

Here’s a link to a couple of photos off the White House blog of Sunday’s South Lawn celebration of the Fourth. The president hosted military families and his staff. Last year the Obamas graciously allowed the press got to go. Alas, not this time.