July 4th 1776
The Continental Congress approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. They’d been working on it for a couple of days after the draft was submitted on July 2nd and finally agreed on all of the edits and changes. It goes something like this….
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.
Amazing words from an amazing document and even more important as we witness anarchists and criminals defile our homes, businesses, lives and country. There are many in our country today that don’t value the words and their meanings found in the Declaration. However, the people who truly love this country and respect our flag, our culture and goals..these are the people who will fight and die for her while those other people stand on the sidelines and complain.
Remember our American veterans, active duty Sailors, Soldiers, Marines and First Responders while you are celebrating this great day, for its because of them that you get to celebrate!
God Bless America!