HILLSDALE, Mich., July 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Hillsdale College encourages Americans nationwide to celebrate the birth of the nation by pledging to read aloud the Declaration of Independence during their July 4 festivities. Hillsdale College's "Read the Declaration" campaign encourages Americans across the country to reflect on the principles and fundamental freedoms set forth in the Declaration.
"Thousands of Americans have taken Hillsdale's pledge to read the Declaration of Independence," said Bill Gray, director of marketing for Hillsdale College. "It's encouraging for all who love liberty to see so many people taking this pledge. After all, the Declaration is one of the most important documents in history since it lays out the principles of human freedom better than anything else yet written. I'm hopeful that we'll have even more people take this pledge before July 4."
Those who wish to take the pledge, or to see how many have taken it already, can visit https://www.hillsdale.edu/read-declaration-independence/ and digitally sign their names. The College will send a free digital copy of the Declaration of Independence to all who take the pledge.
About Hillsdale College
Hillsdale College, founded in 1844, has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an extensive educational outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 3.4 million.
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