Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Independence Day

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This is last year's post. Every year, I still read the book Patriots by AJ Langguth for the holiday. Today, there are no Democrats or Republicans, only Americans. God Bless America. This is an excerpt:

"When members of the [Continental] Congress came to Jefferson's stirring conclusion, a majority thought it should include one last appeal to the power even greater then George III....They did not meddle with Jefferson's last oath, more solemn than anything they might devise:

"'And for support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortune and our sacred honor'

"On July 4, 1776, independence was declared in language worthy of it."
-- Patriots, AJ Langguth, pg.362

Here is a copy of that famous document. Enjoy the fireworks tonight.

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