Happy Independence Day!

IMG_2113  “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. . . .declaration_of_independence_630
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
Please note that spellings and capitalization are as on the original document.  To read more about the Declaration and other Charters of Freedom, visit the National Archives at http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration_transcript.html

3 comments:

  1. ...and a happy 4th to you and yours as well.

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  2. Thanks for posting this. It's one of those things I know I like to reread from time to time.

    And is that your house in the first picture? I love the decorations!

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