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Happy Independence Day!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Have a great July 4th every one. Take a moment to thank our men and woman of the Armed Forces who defend our freedom.


The rag tag Continental Army had been fighting the British forces since 1775. The first motion in the Continental Congress for independence was made on June 4, 1776. After hard debate, the Congress voted unanimously, but secretly, for independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain and King George III, on July 2. The Congress reworked the text of the Declaration until a little after eleven o’clock, July 4, when the twelve colonies voted for adoption of the United States Declaration of Independence and released a copy signed only by John Hancock, President of the Congress, to the printers.

Here is a quote from our Declaration of Independence — it rings as true then as it does today:

“That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

We still own this country and let those who we elected to political office never forget it!

Happy Independence Day.

Posted: 1955PT 07/03/07


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