On July 4th, 1776 the American Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence which stated that the American states are “Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved[.]” “With a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence,” the signers pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor.
236 years later we still honor this date, if not always the ideals of the Declaration. For instance, a recent Rasmussan Reports survey finds that only 70% of Americans agree with the Declaration’s central idea that governments derive their only just powers from the consent of the governed.
Nonetheless, I wish everyone a happy and free Independence Day.
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