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.
Americans, go celebrate your country and the freedoms you enjoy. While you’re at it, take a moment (or more) to pray for the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who make it all possible.
Fly your flag. Watch a parade. Thank a veteran. Enjoy the fireworks.
Happy Fourth of July!