Happy Fifth of July, when I wonder if it’s the anniversary of the day when one or more of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, woke up with this nagging thought: “Uhhh, was that a good idea?”
I prefer the narrative of 56 men, brave and strong, who took a bold, no-looking-back view of their decision to put their John Hancocks under John Hancock’s John Hancock on that pivotal document that changed world history. But I also know what can happen when 56 men get together. That’s why I wonder if there might have been some 5th of July signer’s remorse among those 56.
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