August 2000Volume 50, 2000
The Explosive Growth of Athletes' Salaries Indicates That We Have Become More Prosperous
AUGUST 01, 2000 by William L. Anderson
Trailside Markers Can Shape Our View of the World
AUGUST 01, 2000 by Andrew P. Morriss
The Radical Ideas Behind the Declaration of Independence Were Not New
AUGUST 01, 2000 by James Peron
The stirring words of Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence said that all men are endowed with certain inalienable rights. To Jefferson these rights existed before the founding of government and the function of government is "to secure these rights." But he himself said that his ringing words did not express a new idea: "This was the object of the Declaration of Independence.