Thursday, July 4, 2013

Proud To Be An American



The 4th of July is more than fireworks, and family get-togethers. The 4th of July or “Independence Day,” is a day in which we as a nation can reflect upon or nations history and remember the true meaning of this day.
“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.”
This excerpt from the Declaration of Independence has been considered one of the most well known passages in the English language.  This passage has come to represent a moral standard to which the United States should strive. Abraham Lincoln, (a major name in the history of our nation) argued that the Declaration is a statement of principles through which the United States Constitution should be interpreted. It sparked the human rights movement and has provided inspiration to numerous national declarations of independence throughout the world.


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