Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July, 2010

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people
to dissolve the political band 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....

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.

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....

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.

Excerpts from the
"Declaration of Independence".