Happy Monday! Happy Independence Day!
While we technically declared independence from Great Britain on July 2, 1776, the actual document—the Declaration of Independence—wasn’t ready until July 4. Thus, it’s happy 4th of July (not 2nd of July).
I sort of lost touch with what this holiday is all about, and so I looked up the Declaration of Independence. Gotta say, kind of cool that these guys got together and made the bold decision to declare freedom.
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
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.
Happy Fourth of July! Make it a great week!
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