Our Founding Fathers and the myth of fair representation of voters


August 12, 2020

British rule of America began in 1607. The Revolutionary War started in April 1775, before any declaration of independence by the 13 colonies. With almost no form of self-government, the colonies were compelled to meet as a Continental Congress in an effort to manage their war effort. Our Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776, proclaiming that “(A)ll men are created equal,” and citing “(M)any injuries and usurpations,” including no right of representation in the legislature. Despite the historic importance of the Declaration, it was not ratified by all 13 self-decl...

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