Saturday, July 2, 2011

When in the Course...

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 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....

(There is a list of grievances that follows - worth reading)

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 out 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.

Fifty-six men put their names to the paper. They pledged to each other, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor. 

Thousands of freedom-loving patriots, fought and died for the freedoms we have enjoyed. 

I hope that we remember the sacrifices that have been made through out our history. I hope that we will not take our freedoms for granted. I hope that we will be paying attention to what our politicians are doing. I hope that we will take the time to be educated on those who would represent us. 

And, I hope and pray that God will bless America!


  1. Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  2. I'm so glad you threw those pesky Brits out of your wonderful country Darlene, we Scots are going through that exact process at the moment.

    A happy 4th of July to you
    God bless America

  3. Darlene.....BRILLIANT!!!!
    Well said!!!!! LOVE THIS!!!!!
    Happy 4th of July! Be safe and yes GOD Bless America!
    Blessings, Joanne

  4. Let us not forget that each man who signed the Declaration of Independance was effectively signing his death warrant as far as the Brits were concerned.
    God bless them, and all who followed, and all who continue to fight for our INDIVIDUAL freedoms.


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