As America’s Independence Day draws near it is an absolutely invigorating activity to visit Philadelphia, where there is so much rich and vivid history regarding the Birth of a Nation.
Within the walls of the various centers are, of course, gift shops, where a plethora of history awaits anyone who wishes to discover what our Founding Fathers dreamed and envisioned for this nation.
One thing that all Americans should do is to re-read the Declaration of Independence at this time each year.
Below is the last paragraoh from that most valued written work, one that defines what these people were made of and what they most desired and, above all else, how they felt about their actions.
“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.”
In this document, as well as the Constitution of the United States, it is well laid out that rights of the States and of personal liberties were absolute.
Politicians should well remember this as America has veered from its course.
And it must get back on track.
Over For Now.
Main Street One