Wednesday, July 4, 2007

God bless America

Happy Independence Day to everyone here at home and in particular to those bleeding red, white and blue right now overseas.

After raising Old Glory outside this morning, I opened the local paper and came across a full page reprint of the Declaration of Independence. It was a beautiful layout, and it's been years since I read this world-changing document in it's entirety, so I did. What a thrilling read it remains to this day. Turns out there's no better way to get into the spirit of the 4th.

So click here for the full text and here for a fascinating look at an early draft of the Declaration with its congressional revisions in place. Then go out and enjoy those fireworks in the spirit in which they're truly intended.

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