Friday, July 3, 2009


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.


  1. I added you to my blogroll, Jim; sorry for taking so long to do that. Total oversight!

    Love this post! That picture has always been a favorite. Happy 4th!

  2. Thanks, Pat! Hope you and your family have a great 4th too.

  3. Wow, It has been a long time since I read that. I bet the ACLU would love to take that out of classrooms because of the mention of a God. The reason people want to take God out of Government and society is because our freedoms first come from God. Secondly if you get rid of a higher power than government, then the government becomes the higher power. It is like on the playground, as long as the teacher is watching, she is the higher power and she rules. When she is not there, the bully rules the playground. The Soviet Union didn't really teach a whole lot about communism, but the taught a whole lot about evolution. Why? To eliminate God, thus setting up the government as the higher law in the land. Thanks for posting that.

  4. DPS - thanks for your comments. I checked out your blog and like it very much. I will be a regular reader.


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