On July 4, 1776, the Second Continential Congress adopted the Declaration of Indpendence which begins with these words,
In Congress, July 4, 1776, The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
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 ….
On this July 4th, I encourage you to read the full text of Declaration of Independence and remember the sacrifices made by those who signed the Declaration of Independence to secure freedom and the Blessings of Liberty for all Americans.
Happy July 4th.
May God Bless the United States of America.