Happy Independence Day to everyone! Today we celebrate the day our founding fathers announced to the world that America was a free nation.
The primary principles of this freedom are outlined in the foundational document that defines who we are as a country: the Declaration of Independence. The document is fairly long and covers a variety of topics but the core of these history shaping words are stated in the beginning of it’s second paragraph that read as follows.
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…
These simple but profound words are full of such strong truth that many say they are even divinely inspired as they are derived from the knowledge of Biblical principles taught and commonly known by the majority of not only our founding fathers [including Thomas Jefferson who authored the document with input from others] but society as a whole. They display true value and dignity to every man, woman and child.
So on this monumental day when we wave flags and light fireworks in celebration of our country’s independence, let us not for get to honor the basis for which we stand united as one nation under God living in the light of His love and laws.