The Declaration of Independence
God Bless America!
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Thomas Jefferson in 1776 drafted the Declaration of Independence
America’s most cherished enduring monument symbol of liberty
He spoke for the American people to whom this land was now owned
To have in writing, black and white the words for all nations to see
It is true he and Americans had mainly one place in mind to read
Yet it was set for us forever so there would never be any doubt
That Americans were not to be ran by a man changing the rules
If someone tried in any colony or state he would be thrown out!
Our government was not to be changed; if you can read; by any man
If one came in to cause destruction here is our right to stop him or them
It is our written right to alter or abolish for our happiness and our safety
It is our right and even our duty it says to not be destroyed on a whim
God bless the USA
As The Declaration speaks of the man that we then saved ourself from
It sounds much like today’s leader and leaders taking our rights away
Making a mockery of our nation and individual laws in states we live
This is proof; and even orders almost; to never give in to that evil day
Refusing to assent to our law what is necessary for the public good
Forbidding governors to pass laws of importance that he will not do
This man with absolute tyranny over states blocking their rules
Invading the rights of the citizens it seems is his only goal to do
I think we could be talking about either man; the one then and now
Even to protect murderers as in a special order to not discriminate
While citizens are being killed and law cannot ask for their ID, but ours
We had better listen to Jefferson I think before it is much too late
On July 2, South Carolina reversed its position and voted for independence. In the Pennsylvania delegation, Dickinson and Robert Morris abstained, allowing the delegation to vote three-to-two in favor of independence. The tie in the Delaware delegation was broken by the timely arrival of Caesar Rodney, who voted for independence. The New York delegation abstained once again, since they were still not authorized to vote for independence, although they would be allowed to do so by the New York Provincial Congress a week later. The resolution of independence had been adopted with twelve affirmative votes and one abstention. With this, the colonies had officially severed political ties with Great Britain. In a now-famous letter written to his wife on the following day, John Adams predicted that July 2 would become a great American holiday. Adams thought that the vote for independence would be commemorated; he did not foresee that Americans—including himself—would instead celebrate Independence Day on the date that the announcement of that act was finalized.
After voting in favor of the resolution of independence, Congress turned its attention to the committee's draft of the declaration. Over several days of debate, Congress made a few changes in wording and deleted nearly a fourth of the text, most notably a passage critical of the slave trade, changes that Jefferson resented. On July 4, 1776, the wording of the Declaration of Independence was approved and sent to the printer for publication. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Declaration_of_Independence
There are too many questions and not enough answers all around
Although neither way looks promising it sure has never been this bad
With a leader preventing us from our rights pretending everything is fine
While we get closer to destruction in the most dangerous time we've had
This declaration of independence makes it clear how it should be here
No one has the right to tell us in America we are not the ones to decide
None have the right to say no to our decisions and ones we better make soon
Quickly we must stand together; it is certain that apart we are sure to divide
Certainly everyone can see we have major problems we must address now
What better time than this time with this declaration day telling us it is so right
To take our country back and live by rules that have made us envy of the world
No matter how we do it we must join strong together willing to give all for the fight
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Declaration of Independence
Rights for citizens
The U.S. Constitution established America’s national government and fundamental laws, and guaranteed certain basic rights for its citizens. It was signed on September 17, 1787, by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, presided over by George Washington. Under America’s first governing document, the Articles of Confederation, the national government was weak and states operated like independent countries. At the 1787 convention, delegates devised a plan for a stronger federal government with three branches–executive, legislative and judicial–along with a system of checks and balances to ensure no single branch would have too much power. The Bill of Rights–10 amendments guaranteeing basic individual protections such as freedom of speech and religion–became part of the Constitution in 1791. To date, there have been a total of 27 constitutional amendments. http://www.history.com/topics/constitution
What happened to these men?
Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?
Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured. Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War. They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. What kind of men were they?
Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated. But they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured. http://www.constitution.org/bio/fate_of_signers.htm
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