|Words and Photo by F LoBuono|
So, it was, on this Fourth of July, the anniversary of the Birth of a Nation, I was once again truly inspired by one of the greatest documents ever conceived and brilliantly executed: The United States Declaration of Independence. The power in the words makes them ALIVE and, through that strength, moved us to the action that changed the world forever. Their eloquence captures the essence of dignity, liberty, and justice.
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. . .
Do yourself a favor and read the entire document. Whether you consider yourself a "traditional" patriot or someone, perhaps, a bit more "anti-establishment", one cannot help but be moved and inspired by such a noble attempt to show the world a possible path to real freedom. And, 237 years later, those words still ring true.
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY EVERYONE!!