Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy 4th of July

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.

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

235 years later, the brave men who risked everything, many of whom died in poverty and gave up their lives for their country to sign the most important piece of paper in American History, are still my heroes.
New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

Massachusetts: John Hancock, Samual Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island: Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Connecticut: Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey: Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Pennsylvania: Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Delaware: Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Maryland: Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Virginia: George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

South Carolina: Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Georgia: Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

God Bless the USA


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What was that about unALIENable rights?

Happy FoURth of WOO-ly!


Prancer Pie said...

Thanks for reminding us why we celebrate. Purrs

Cheysuli and gemini said...

They were true heroes, fighting for what they believed in! Happy 4th.

Galletta said...

Troo he-roes! Some of them had cats, I'm sure!

Mr Puddy said...

Thanks for all info
Happy 4th of July to you : )

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Happy 4th of July to you and your family !

The Paw Relations said...

Happy 4th July!

Flock O' Fuzzies said...

Great information! Happy July 4th to you and your family.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Happy 4th from our house to yours.

Hansel said...

happy 4th guys!!!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy 4th to you all! We hope you have a fun and safe day!

Katnip Lounge said...

Have a Wonderful Independence Day!

TK and Squashies said...

Jefferson was a poet and visionary! Thank you fur this post.
Loves to all of you, TK and Squashies

The Furry Bambinos said...

Daddy reads the Declaration of Independence on his radio show each year. He also plays the soundtrack to 1776.

Have a fun and safe (and hopefully quiet) holiday!

Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, Caramel, Sunny, and Sky (& fosters Nadia, Bart, Joan, Jett, & Braveheart)

ABBY said...

If only everyone understood that document as clearly as it needs understanding...especially in the times we are living.

Happy 235rd birthday American...may we survive to see that many and more...

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

We agree 100%!! God Bless the USA!!!
Happy Belated Independence Day!!
Your TX furiends,

Mark's Mews said...

Happy fourth to you too! Great post!!!

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