all men created equal

Things Mike Pence Heard at Hamilton

- “Immigrants: we get the job done!”

- “There is no more status quo. But the sun comes up and the world still spins.”

- “We are engaged in a battle for our nation’s very soul”

- “I’ve been reading ‘Common Sense’ by Thomas Payne. Some men say that I’m intense, or I’m insane. You want a revolution? I want a revelation! So listen to my declaration: 'We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal,’ and when I meet Thomas Jefferson (work!) I'mma compel him to include WOMEN in the sequel!”

- “History has its eyes on you”

- “A civics lesson from a slaver. Hey neighbor: your debts are paid cuz you don’t pay for labor. 'We plant seeds in the South. We create.’ Yeah. Keep ranting. We know who’s really doing the planting.”

- “But when all is said and all is done, Jefferson has beliefs. Burr has none.”

- “Winning was easy, young man. Governing’s harder.”

I have a dream

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today!”

- Martin Luther King Jr., delivered 28 August 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.

Happy MLK Day America and the whole world!

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“The flame first lit here in Athens never died. It was ultimately nurtured by a great Enlightenment. It was fanned by America’s founders, who declared that ‘We, the People’ shall rule; that all men are created equal and endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights…The basic longing to live with dignity, the fundamental desire to have control of our lives and our future, and to want to be a part of determining the course of our communities and our nations—these yearnings are universal. They burn in every human heart.” —President Obama speaking in Athens, Greece, the birthplace of democracy. Follow along with the trip: go.wh.gov/POTUSabroad

  • Thomas Jefferson: We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal
  • Everyone: But what about your slaves
  • Thomas Jefferson: they dont count
  • Everyone: What about women?
  • Thomas Jefferson: they dont count
  • Thomas Jefferson: We hold these truths to be self-evident that all white men are created equal
  • Thomas Jefferson: especially if they're rich
Signs as Hamilton Lyrics

Aries: And I’m never gonna stop until I make ‘em drop ‘em and burn ‘em up and scatter their remains (Guns and Ships)

Taurus: Raise a glass to freedom something they can never take away no matter what they tell you (The Story of Tonight)

Gemini: I’m running out of time. I’m running and my time’s up wise up eyes up (The World Was Wide Enough)

Cancer: I’m dedicating every day to you domestic life was never quite my style when you smile, you knock me out, I fall apart (Dear Theodosia)

Leo: We gotta go, gotta get the job done gotta start a new nation gotta meet my son! Take the bullets out your gun! (Yorktown) 

Virgo: We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal and when I meet Thomas Jefferson (Unh!) Imma compel him to include women in the sequel! WORK! (The Schuyler Sisters)

Libra: Every action has it’s equal opposite reactions thanks to Hamilton our cabinets fractured into factions try not to crack under the stress, we’re breaking down like fractions (Washington on Your Side)

Scorpio: I wish I could say that was the last time. I said that the last time it became a past time (Say No to This)

Sagittarius: Hamilton publishes his response: Sit down John you FAT MOTHERF*CKER!!! (The Adams Administration)

Capricorn: They are asking me to lead I am doing the best I can to get the people that I need I’m asking you to be my right hand man (Non-Stop)

Aquarius: I’m dying inside as you wine and dine, and i’m tryin’ not to cry cuz there’s nothing that your mind can’t do (Helpless)

Pisces: Love doesn’t discriminate between the sinners and the saints it takes and it takes and it takes and we keep loving anyway we laugh and we cry and we break and we make our mistakes (Wait for It)

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                                                   So listen to my declaration:
                                        "We hold these truths to be self-evident
                                               That all men are created equal"
                                           And when I meet Thomas Jefferson
                               I’m ‘a compel him to include women in the sequel!

Eight years ago today,
I walked into my second grade classroom
and didn’t know what my teacher was showing on the projector.
I didn’t know what the word “inauguration” meant,
or what the words our new president spoke really meant.
I’d heard the words liberty and justice for all.
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
All men are created equal.
And that is what I learned to associate with America.
Today, I know what is happening.
I know what an inauguration is,
and I know what those words really mean.
I know that they don’t mean what our reality currently is.
And I am scared for the second graders of today.
The second graders of today who are learning
that liberty and justice for all doesn’t mean much
to our new leader.
Who are learning that maybe all men all created equal,
but all women and all immigrants and all
people of color and all disabled people and
all religions and so many others
are not given the same chances.
When you have to sit down and tell a bunch of
nine year old children that they have to be
bigger and stronger inside than
the leader of the free word-
that’s a problem.
And I’m scared for all the second graders of today.
—  of life and liberty // c.r.h.

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” “The New Colossus,” – Emma Lazarus,1883; Inscription on the base of the Statue of Liberty


“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” –The Declaration of Independence


No Ban. No Wall.

Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we begin by declaring that “all men are created equal.” We now practically read it “all men are created equal, except negroes.” When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read “all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and catholics.” When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretence of loving liberty-to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocracy.
—  Abraham Lincoln, on the Know-Nothing Party (1855)