"America will never be destroyed by the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." – Abraham Lincoln

In honor of America's 246th birthday today, here are some stories we've published that reflect the New Earth spirit through the lens of American freedom, independence, creativity and leadership:

Freedom in a Cage Is Not Freedom
Veronica wrote the following in 2017.
What We Lose When We Ban Books
“We knew the stories—that they will gas us and throw us in the ovens. This was 1944…We knew everything. And here we were.” - Art Spiegelman, Maus, banned by the McMinn County, TN school board in January 2021 I remember getting caught in study hall in the seventh
American Flag: Five Facts
This piece originally appeared as “Flag Day: Five Facts” by Tara Kimes on June 13, 2022.
Presidential Soul Signs
In honor of Independence Day, find out the Soul Signs for Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington; as well as Kamala Harris. Originally published 7/4/21 and updated on 2/21/22.
Inspired & freely adapted from a poem by the French lyric poet Paul Eluard.
Eleanor Roosevelt
In our latest episode of Soul Signs & the Stars, check out Kirem Marnett channeling Eleanor Roosevelt’s SOUL SIGNS, giving us an even closer look at this magnificent woman! In addition, read on for more of Marci Lingelbach’s background findings on America’s 32nd first lady including some of her