Observations of the American Republic

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We The People A Republic United We Stand And Divided We Fall

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 IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

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, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. More

 

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. More

“Liberty Enlightening the World,” more commonly known as the Statue of Liberty, was a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States. It stands in New York Harbor. Conceived by the French sculptor Frédéric de Bartholdi, it celebrates a century of friendship between the two nations. In her left arm, Lady Liberty holds a tablet inscribed with the date of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.

Built on a colossal scale, the statue has become one of the most potent symbols of human freedom. The famous sonnet, composed by Emma Lazarus in 1883, and inscribed on the pedestal in 1903, gives voice to a strain of idealism that celebrates the United States as a refuge for the oppressed peoples of the world:

  “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”From “The New Colossus,” by Emma Lazarus

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The Choice is Ours to Make … May God have Mercy on America our Nation and Our Republic.

Blessings,

AV1

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Written by americanvoice1

July 3, 2009 at 12:57 PM

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