Published on Jul 2, 2012 by Scott Bacher
IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
The Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. John Adams put forth a resolution earlier in the year which made a formal declaration inevitable. A committee was assembled to draft the formal declaration, to be ready when congress voted on independence. Adams persuaded the committee to select Thomas Jefferson to compose the original draft of the document, which congress would edit to produce the final version. The Declaration was ultimately a formal explanation of why Congress had voted on July 2 to declare independence from Great Britain, more than a year after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War. The Independence Day of the United States of America is celebrated on July 4, the day Congress approved the wording of the Declaration.
as read by Max McLean:
3 thoughts on “The Declaration of Independence (as read by Max McLean)”
It is a great document.
Most of the surviving signers never had a say in creating the constitution.
Probably because the two documents were diametrically opposites.
I believe it is the most powerful document to ever exist. It’s words outline basic human rights, of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and when enforced, make this a better world.
I don’t know about what you think, but our founders were smarter than the average bear. Oh, yes, there’s controversy and opinion, everyone’s got one. But when someone can say “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal”, it’s a big deal. I thank them for their wisdom. Where is this “wisdom” today? I’m afraid it’s all water over the dam now. Thank god for the few that still march forward. Proud to be a “trencher.”
As Lysander Spooner wrote; Either it created the government we have today or it was powerless to stop it.
I refer to the body of the document and not the Articles added after.
We would be a far better off as a people with the Articles of Confederation.
The constitution allows a government unlimited power to tax and this has been passed down to the States. Wyoming claims the power to tax the wind. Their enforcement class is willing to put you in a cage, steal your labor or kill you because of the arbitrary wishes of the Nobility class. The root of constitution is constitutor, which means to put into bondage. All constitutions in the world were created by Masons. There is an ulterior motive tho those documents. How can a piece of paper give rights that you do not have to a Nobility class of people? Bill Buppert wrote a lot of eloquent articles condemning that document. Belief is the enemy of knowing.