An action appearing in words

https://www.brainpickings.org/2018/03/12/hannah-arendt-thinking-without-a-banister-action-happiness/

The grandeur of the Declaration of Independence… consists… in its being the perfect way of an action to appear in words. And since we deal here with the written and not with the spoken word, we are confronted by one of the rare moments when the power of action is great enough to erect its own monument.

~ Hannah Arendt

The foundations of the American democracy are unique, regardless wether you think it is a “good” or “bad” construction. If you would like to take your knowledge of it to the next level, I highly recommend:

https://www.librarything.com/work/51037/book/100024958