On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence to announce the colonies' separation from the Kingdom of Great Britain, bringing a new nation into the world,
Although the Constitution provides the legal and governmental framework for the United States, the Declaration, with its eloquent assertion “all Men are created equal,” is the founding document of the United States.
It is now up to us, as the American experiment continues and our laws evolve in fact and interpretation, that we remain vigilant and make sure our leaders are faithful to the aspirational intent and vision of our Nation's Founders. Let's evolve by improving not by regression ant let's keep in mind the still very pertinent words from Thomas Paine's Common Sense "......some Masaniello (opportunistic agitator) may hereafter arise who, laying hold of popular disquietudes (grievances), may collect together the desperate and the discontented, and by assuming to themselves the powers of government, finally sweep away the liberties of the continent like a deluge". More