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. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to 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 mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”
Barbara Curtis of MommyLife brought this to my attention:
The Americans Who Risked Everything by Rush Limbaugh’s dad.
Try reading through it aloud during today’s celebrations without getting choked up or shedding a tear.
God Bless America – and those who love her so.
Happy Independence Day everyone!