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In Congress, July 4, 1776 – The Boston Globe



THE UNANIMOUS DECLARATION of the thirteen united STATES OF AMERICAWHEN IN the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands 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, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.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 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.

via In Congress, July 4, 1776 – The Boston Globe.

July 4, 2011 Posted by | government | | Leave a comment

Surprise — The Very Dark Side of U.S. History | | AlterNet

Surprise — The Very Dark Side of U.S. History | | AlterNet.

October 9, 2010 Posted by | global, government, history, Terrorism, war | | Leave a comment

The 4th of July

Hallowed be the day, forever bright its memory in the heart of the Nation.
Sing to it, poets;
shout to it, freemen;
celebrate it with bonfires, parades, and triumphant assemblies”
(Daily Alta California, 4 July 1855).

Proud to fly

June 28, 2010 Posted by | freedom | | Leave a comment