'Dear George': the Declaration of Independence as 'the greatest break-up letter of all time'

|The Volokh Conspiracy |

A funny observation from Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett:

Puts me in mind of three short passages from Jefferson's rough draft:

we must endeavor to forget our former love for them ….

we might have been a free & great people together ….

the road to glory & happiness is open to us too; we will climb it in a separate state, and acquiesce in the necessity which pronounces our everlasting Adieu!