What would the Declaration of Independence look like on twitter?

The Declaration of Independence has around 1458 words if you count the signatures. Though some of the phrasing is fancy, at bottom it is a declaration of war against England and King George III — a war that had been going on for more than a year. Fast forward to today.

You’d have to lop off about 99% of the Declaration to fit its message on twitter. What would that message to King George look like today? Lest you think it would necessarily be flowery, we remind you that Thomas Jefferson was a strong supporter of the French Revolution, even after it turned horribly nasty and bloody. So what would the DoI look like as a tweet?

(BTW, King George’s response tweet might have resembled that of a NY Daily News columnist.)

2 Responses to “What would the Declaration of Independence look like on twitter?”

  1. Neil Says:

    “Hey G3, bugger off! We got rights, yo.

  2. Neil Says:

    Or, Twitter optimized:

    “Hey #KG3, bugger off! We got rights, yo. #ShotHeardRoundTheWorld #BunkerHillMuch?”

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