It’s a new nation!
The United States of America
Richard Henry Lee
American statesman, born in Virgina, educated in England
urged the 13 American colonies
to declare independence from England
(image from chicagonow.com):
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.
(image from ipadinsight.com):
Friday, 4 July 2014
Happy Independence Day, America!