Sunday, July 03, 2005

The Declaration of Independence



Every July 4 (and sometimes in between) every American should read the Declaration of Independence. It's available in many places on the Internet; here's a good, readable reproduction.

I've always gotten a kick out of knowing that on July 4th, 1776, George III, king of England, wrote in his diary, '"Nothing of importance happened today.'"

Meanwhile, the Founders were signing their names beneath these words:

. . . 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.
Still gives me goosebumps. How about you?

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do get chills reading that. And what a crack-up about George the III!  

Posted by jenny vorwaller

Wednesday, July 06, 2005 12:05:00 PM  

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