Today is the day that Americans celebrate winning our freedom from the British. The grand majority of people in this country use it as a day for fireworks, cookouts and pool parties, however, today I am going back.
The founding fathers of the United States made this day significant when they signed the Declaration of Independencein 1776. While not every signature was placed that day, it is symbolic. We were free from taxation without representation and granted “certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
There were an estimated 2.5 million people living in the colonies when we declared ourindependence from Britain in 1776. As of this writing, there are an estimated 306, 831,174 living in the United States.
What a great country we live in. I realize there are issues no matter where you live, but I couldn’t imagine calling any other place home. I am proud every time I see our flag being raised; listening to the national anthem; and finally, pledging allegiance to the flag and my country. I would love to travel back in time and visit our founding fathers, but since I can’t do that, I shall immerse myself in their words this week and read “The Federalist Papers” as well as the Declaration of Independence.