Thank you all for your thoughtful exchanges on the meaning of the Declaration of Independence and President Bushs State of the Union Address. Unfortunately, I am caught back east, and time and computer access are scarce. I would paraphrase in this connection what Hamilton said in Federalist # 11: that some matters are not appropriate for a blogsite exchange. Call me a coward! But Ill give it more thought, too. For this is an exceptional blogsite.