Read the full Declaration of Independence Posted in: Opinions Have you ever heard of The Declaration of Independence? Have you read it, studied it and pondered it? I would say for most of us, that answer would be no. We might have heard it, casually read it, or it was a previously required school assignment. To consider the dire conditions that spurred this famous document will give us a lot of insight as to why America was birthed. These 56 signers of The Declaration of Independence were throwing off tyranny. What is Tyranny? According to Webster’s 1828 dictionary, it is the arbitrary or despotic exercise of power, cruel government or ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!