EDITOR’S NOTE: A decade ago, we marked the 4th of July by sharing the words that were not cut from Thomas Jefferson’s original version of the Declaration of Independence, words that condemned slavery. Click here to read more about the removal of those words.

Here’s Cyd’s original post from 2010:

It’s Independence Day weekend in the United States. Jim’s in the Catskills and I’m in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Suffice it to say, posting will be slow over the next few days.

Americans, enjoy the holiday! For the rest of the world, enjoy the Wimbledon finals! For everyone, we encourage you to read the Declaration of Independence. It is still an incredible document representing a world-altering accomplishment.

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