The Declaration of Independence is a masterful document we believe that was God inspired. One of Betty’s relatives, Richard Henry Lee from Virginia, was the congressional delegate who provided the resolution that ultimately led to the Declaration. Those men, with many faults, provided the impetus to a nation that was unlike any other in the world and still stands for many great values.
President Calvin Coolidge had some great words about the Declaration on its 150th anniversary:
“If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people.”
Be safe and have a blessed and happy 4th.