State of Independence

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We’re taking Linda, Avery and Teya around historic Philadelphia. It has been a while since I’ve been down here and the new exhibit on the site of the president’s house, next to the Liberty Bell is pretty cool.

This area always makes me reflect on what it would have been like to live here then without all the distractions of modern life. The American Philosophical Society was founded in 1743. Can you imagine living in a “new world” and thinking, ‘hey, what we need is a philosophical society’?

As other countries struggle to find their own path to liberty I only hope we don’t lose our own way.

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