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       We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness—-That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government ....

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Declaration of Independence of the United States of America

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Signing of the Declaration of Independence - courtesy of Smithosian Institute  

               4th of July Facts 

1. The Declaration of Independence was not signed on July 4, 1776. That’s actually the day it was formally adopted by the Continental Congress, but it wasn’t signed by most signatories until August

2. American typically eat 150 million hot dogs on Independence Day, “enough to stretch from D.C. to L.A. more than five times,” according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.

3. Three presidents have died on July 4: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and James Monroe.

America's Founding Fathers, Fourth of July Trivia, Patriotic Fun Facts, Fourth of July Fun Facts, July 4th Fun Facts - Beliefnet

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"The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon." ~ George Washington

 

 

"But if the laws are to be so trampled upon with impunity, and a minority is to dictate to the majority, there is an end put at one stroke to republican government, and nothing but anarchy and confusion is to be expected thereafter." ~ George Washington

"Do not let anyone claim tribute of American patriotism if they even attempt to remove religion from politics." ~ George Washington