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Why Britons should celebrate the American Declaration of Independence " Telegraph Blogs

Sunday, July 14, 2013
Category: World

From blogs.telegraph.co.uk

The men who raised that standard believed that they were fighting for their freedoms as Britons " freedoms which had been trampled by a Hanoverian king and his hirelings. When they called themselves Patriots " a word that had been common currency among Whigs on both sides of the Atlantic long before anyone dreamed of a separation " they meant that they were British patriots, cherishing the peculiar liberties that had come down to them since Magna Carta: jury trials, free contract, property rights, habeas corpus, parliamentary representation, liberty of conscience and the common law.

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