Our Nation's Founding
Happy Independence Day. Each year on the Fourth of July, we celebrate everything that makes living in the United States of America great. Every one of us is blessed and fortunate to be in a country where we have enumerated rights including, but not limited to, freedom of speech, religion, assembly, and conscience as well as the right to vote and the preservation of powers not delegated to the federal government nor prohibited to the states by the Constitution, for the states and people.
Our Declaration of Independence from a tyrannical government includes the immortal phrase, "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." These words ring ever so true today as we navigate how much power the people allow the government to wield in an ever-evolving, technology-reliant society.
This Independence Day, we encourage our readers to re-read our nation's founding documents and rediscover the importance of their legacies.
The Liberty Jacket's Founding
The Liberty Jacket was founded by Christopher Kitchens and Nathaniel Greve as first-years in February of 2021 to give students from all perspectives a platform to articulate their ideas and publish to a website recognized throughout campus.
It wasn't long before they recruited Micah Paul Veillon, opinions editor from the official school newspaper, to be the Editor-in-chief.