I hope you're all doing well today! I just wanted to wish all my readers a very happy Independence Day holiday! For those of you who hail from outside the U.S. I hope you all have a great weekend. Instead of talking about fishing on the blog today I wanted to share with you guys what I consider to be one of the most important documents in all of human history. The United States Declaration of Independence. If you've never read it then, please, take a few minutes on this important day to read it. If you have read it, give it another look. It absolutely amazes me the intelligence with which this letter was composed.
I wish you all a very safe, fun and happy Independence Day!
The Declaration of Independence: A TranscriptionIN 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.
Page URL:The 56 signatures on the Declaration appear in the positions indicated:Column 1
Button Gwinnett Lyman Hall George WaltonColumn 2
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Arthur MiddletonColumn 3
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Carter BraxtonColumn 4
Thomas McKeanColumn 5
Abraham ClarkColumn 6
Robert Treat Paine
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