by Dan Norcini
Yesterday, July 4th, we celebrated the birthday of the United States. That is the date that our Declaration of Independence was formally adopted by the Continental Congress.
A new nation was born, one founded on the concept that there were certain “unalienable rights” that proceeded from our Creator, and that these rights could in no way be infringed upon by government. That this government would derive whatever powers it had from the “consent of the governed”.
Here are just some of the grievances that this venerable Document cited as reasons behind the declared independence:
Speaking of the King of England: