“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. . . whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive to these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or 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.” ~ The United States’ Declaration of Independence
How long has it been since you’ve read through the Declaration of Independence? It won’t take long. Set aside that bowl of potato salad and your grilled hot dog and then follow the link to the U.S. government site for The Declaration of Independence for a little history review and an opportunity to read and meditate on these great words.
For my American readers, have a great Fourth of July today, celebrating our God-given freedom.
Other U.S. history posts on this site:
- Do We Still Hold These Truths? (The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview)
- Morning Bell: Does the Declaration of Independence Still Matter? (John Malcolm’s blog)