Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Birthday, United States of America, 237 Years Young!

237 Years ago, July 4th, 1776, 

"IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
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. . . ."

And here we are 237 years later, just a blink in time and yet what changes we have seen here and in the world.  I included a copy edited by Thomas Jefferson.  This year, I read the Declaration again and was reminded of the power of these words.

Happy Fourth of July!


  1. If only people stuck to them

  2. How totally cool to see an "original"! Thanks for sharing that.
    Tina @ Life is Good

  3. Wonderful! Thanks for stopping by today :)

  4. Hi Tasha .. congratulations to the USofA on 237 years .. and as Jo says .. if only people were more caring and considerate ... have a happy weekend - Hilary

  5. Very nice post. Happy Belated 4th to you and yours.

    Would love to post your grandson's Flat Stanley adventure, do you have some details and photo's you can share? Naturally would leave off his last name for protection etc. Thanks for the visit.
    Coming Up Daisies

  6. Thanks Tina, Martha, and Hilary. Now on to more blog topics to share.