Friday, July 4, 2008

United States of America is 232 years old!

Today, July 4 is Independence day in the United States of America. Happy Independence Celebration America!

It would be recalled that with the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on the 4th day of July 1776 the United States of America gained its independence from Great Britain.

The last paragraph of the unanimous Declaration of the then thirteen States of America read thus:
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

With this declaration, the Thirteen Colonies voted unanimously adopted the declaration of independence and therefore established the United States of America.

To all my American friends, to my brothers, sisters and loved ones in America, HAPPY INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY!

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