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.
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, 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.”
And did you know this?
That in addition to the USA turning 234 years old today, the 50-star American flag is officially 50 YEARS OLD today, as well!
Law directs that a newly-designed U. S. flag becomes official on the first July 4th observance following the admission of a new state.
Hawaii was admitted as the 50th state on Aug. 21, 1959.
I hope you all have a safe, and Happy 4th of July!
So, relax and enjoy the day.
Kick back and grill some burgers or hotdogs.
Watch a ballgame.
Shoot off the fireworks and wave Old Glory.
But, for heaven's sake, don't forget what this holiday is all about.
One nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all.