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Congratulations!

It’s a new nation!

The United States of America

June 1776

Richard Henry Lee

American statesman, born in Virgina, educated in England

urged the 13 American colonies

to declare independence from England

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2 July 1776

Members of the Continental Congress voted in favour of independence.

4 July 1776

The call for independence was officially proclaimed and

established the foundation of a nation based on the

principals of ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’ of its citizenry.

Although in words a perfect beginning,

throughout its history the U. S. government has been challenged

by citizen groups who had to fight and eventual win

recognition of their civil liberties as guaranteed under the law.

These modern ‘freedom fighters’ of civil rights on issues of

race,  gender,  sexual orientation

evoked the tenets of an 18th century document

The Declaration of Independence

to support their grievances

It’s truth core continues to march on.

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Friday, 4 July 2014

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Happy Independence Day,  America!