The Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776)

Just a quick reminder about why we are celebrating today.

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Since the image is somewhat difficult to read, here is the most famous (and my favorite) section of our Declaration of Independence:

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.

Read the full text here.

Happy birthday America. Thank you for my freedom and liberty. May we celebrate your peerless greatness as a nation for many, many, many more happy birthdays in the future.

Comments

  1. That John Handcock sure has a nice signature
    I wish people still hand wrote letters
    good penmanship is a beautiful talent we are losing due to these damn computers and lazy teachers

  2. Awesome. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. I don’t feel so free. Life liberty and the pursuit of paying interest on every damn thing you own. Ever ask yourself what interest is anyway? It’s a made up number. It’s unnecessary. It’s just a way for a bank to own your life. There’s not much freedom here, brothers. People are losing their homes and new young people like myself (I’m 25) can’t afford to buy a new one. My pursuit of happiness has been shattered by Wall Street.

  4. Joe- freedom is not owning a home. I don’t own a home and don’t plan to for a long time. It’s your choice to buy a home and if you choose to then you have to have a bank loan you the money. They have to make money off that or it wouldn’t work. Either rent or save up 200 grand of your own money to buy a house. You have sadly bought into the idea that as an American you have to buy a house. You’re 25. You don’t need to own a house.

    If you think freedom is owning a home than I’m sorry but you will never be free, home owner or not.

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