Earlier today, Big E posted the text of the Declaration of Independence. It was common in the early days of the republic for Independence Day celebrations to include a reading of the Declaration, perhaps reflecting a time when many more people were illiterate, and when oratory was an admired skill rather than one of those signals of liberal elite untrustworthiness. NPR has an annual tradition of having their staff read it during Morning Edition, and here is this year's. Or here is this year's:
Here's Ezra Klein reporting on the decision of conservative media to report but not check, in which Klein shows his sources, and below is the actual ceremony in case anyone holds out hope Klein was lying.