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'Dear George': the Declaration of Independence as 'the greatest break-up letter of all time'
A funny observation from Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett:
Thomas Jefferson was putting final touches on the greatest break-up letter of all time. pic.twitter.com/xGJgBWaFuu
- Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) July 3, 2017
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!