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|Looking at unalienable duties in 2011|
I've never been one to make New Year's resolutions for two reasons. The first is that they are so cliché. The second is the more obvious reason—they are so easily broken.
Instead of resolutions, I've found that it's easier for me on New Year's Day to pledge to myself to try to broadening my horizons on subjects.
That's easier said than done as I grow older, but reading over the Christmas weekend I stumbled across something that might it somewhat easier for me to see things in a different light in 2011.
What I stumbled across was a concept the late W. Cleon Skousen termed "unalienable duties" in his book "The 5,000 Year Leap."
For those of you who have never heard of Skousen or his landmark treatises on our nation's founding principles, I encourage you to pick up the book.
Even those who think they are well schooled in this country's history are likely to learn something they didn't know in the pages of "The 5,000 Year Leap."
I'm not sure if the term unalienable duties originated with Skousen, but I had never heard of it before.
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