LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America,

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The Birth of a Nation – July 4, 1776

The Birth of a Nation – July 4, 1776

Two hundred thirty one years ago, a group of ordinary men, citizens of the British colonies in America, did an extraordinary and dangerous act by declaring the independence of their new country, The United States of America, from England.

Flag THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

The immortal words of the Declaration of Independence reflect the revolutionary ideas of those colonists who decided they valued freedom over security:

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

 

Read the full text of the Declaration of Independence

 

 

Celebrate by honoring our military
The best way to celebrate the day of our independence to do something to honor our military who put their lives on the line every day to preserve our freedoms in this country. Go to Operation Gratitude, MoveAmericaForward, SoldiersAngels, Freedom is not free, or other web sites which provide comfort to our military in the field and contribute either time or money, or send a letter to a serviceman or woman.

On this Fourth of July, let’s celebrate the principles of what this nation stands for: that freedom belongs to all mankind. The revolution that started on July 4, 1776 sparked a realization in the hearts of men that man is destined to be free – as our Creator intended . Not to be enslaved, but to be free. Let’s help others to be free, or our own freedom will be in jeopardy. Let’s take a stand for freedom for all!