IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
hen 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.
preamble to the Declaration of Independence
Today is an absolutely beautiful day on the Island and from what I have been able to observe people are out and having a wonderful time relaxing, swimming and generally enjoying the beach and other activities.
This is as it should be, John Adams predicted that the signing of the Declaration of Independence would be celebrated by all manner of festivities including parades and fireworks.
So celebrate this wonderful day of summer with good friends, picnics and parades but take a moment out of the day and reread the Declaration of Independence. Maybe have someone in your family read it out loud. Then go ahead and celebrate.
Happy 4th of July everyone.