239 years ago today, 56 brave men put their lives on the line (literally) with the treasonous act of declaring the independence of the 13 colonies from King George III. They were compelled to create a new country with individual liberty and freedom, without a central government or monarch telling them how to live their lives, with a freedom to pursue their own happiness and with fair representation of the people.
Celebrate with your friends and family today and think, if even for a moment, of all that we have and all that we can continue to create for future generations. And always, be safe in your celebrating!
Last year I did a special Independence Day show on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT in Philadelphia, PA, the home of our Continental Congress. Take a listen HERE
On this 237th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, enjoy time with your family , your loved ones, your friends, your neighbors, and be thankful for our freedoms. Look around the world and you will quickly see we are still the beacon of liberty and freedom. And reflect on these words as written by our brave forebears:
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.