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August 17, 2022

Happy Independence Day USA!

by Mike Gulett –

We have had a tough time since this time last year but we carry on as we always do.

Today is the Fourth of July – Independence Day for the USA – on this day in 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed (246 years ago!).

Thomas Jefferson had a way with words and the basic ideas presented in the Declaration of Independence are still very important today – not the part about grievances against the King of Great Britain – but this sentence below,

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.

Common Sense

Common Sense, a 47-page pamphlet, written by Thomas Paine in 1775–1776 advocating independence from Great Britain is considered to have been influential on Thomas Jefferson and the text of the Declaration of Independence.

Common Sense certainly influenced the people of the American Colonies and built support for the revolt against Great Britain.

Despite the necessity of a revolutionary war and the British burning down the White House in 1812 – all is forgiven.

 
 
 
 
 

Celebrations will be held from sea to shining sea!

Statue of Liberty - New York

Statue of Liberty – New York

Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco

The Declaration of Independence triggered events that changed the world. This one page document demonstrates the power of words.

Read it for yourself – click to enlarge.

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The Declaration of Independence triggered events that changed the world. This one page document demonstrates the power of words. Happy Independence Day America!
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Comments

  1. Wes Stewart says

    Thanks Mike for this, and for hosting this site. I would like to say something profound, but compared to the giants who founded this country, I am speechless.

    Happy Birthday Everyone.

  2. Bruce Caron says

    Fox business channel is running an excellent series about the revolution. It is amazing what they went thru and how some of the founding fathers turned out to be ideological fanatics even to the.point of sabotaging the country and one time friends and collaborators (Jefferson, Adams, Washington).

    Jefferson included text in the declaration of independence regarding slavery but the slave states wouldn’t sign unless he took it out. He left enough seeds in to revisit the cause.later same with Madison and the Bill of Rights.

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