Having lived in North America, 3 countries in Central America and 2 countries in
South America, 1 country in Asia and one in Europe, I know July 1776 in the
territory what would become the United States of America was important for
freedom and expansion. Fathers Escalante and Dominguez were to start their trip
on July 4th but were delayed until the end of July. Great to be a citizen of
this country. We have so many blessings due to our country.
History, good history is about communication. We want to know as much as we can
and have documents that help in that process. Mr. Jacobsen mentioned it was as
long as a tweet. We are so blessed to have people look for the good aspects of
history. Those men and their wives and families that were involved in the plan
to have a country with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is why so many
want to come here over the centuries. I am grateful for my ancestors, some as
early as 1619 to make the trip across the ocean to want a better life. They
didn't have some of the conveniences of Europe back then but they had the
opportunity to have free thought, even if they had to go to war to do it against
oppressors of freedoms. We are truly blessed to live in the United States of
America. Having lived in almost a dozen countries and traveled to 3 times that
many and have 4 of our 7 children born in foreign countries, I really love our
country and those men and women who made it so I can have freedom. God bless
I am grateful to Brent Ashworth for your many years of collecting important
historical documents. Your collection includes those areas of country and
religion I also appreciate and hope to see "live" for generations to
come. Thanks Mr. Ashworth for your sense of history and ability of expression
through these ways of how you feel. I feel as you. You are a great American.
William E. Kettley
The declaration did not "lead to war." the war had already started more
than a year earlier.
John Adams was right and then again he was wrong. He thought July 2, 1776 would
be the day Americans would celebrate Independence. That was the day the Congress
voted in favor of Virginia's Resolution. The wording of the resolution was
not very memorable. Few remember it. The Declaration of Independence struck a
stronger chord. Indeed the very notion of equality and the inalienability of
individual rights proved to be something even more important to celebrate than
independence from Great Britain. Happy 4th everyone.
Oh, please. Nobody's "revising history" here. What's the
problem with using a modern term to describe something? I think it would be
interesting to read the whole paper. See what else was going on that day. The
mundane stuff is just as interesting to me as the big stuff.
I don't know birds tweet. Birds are dinosaurs. Tweeting is probably the
oldest form of communication extant on the earth. Electronic tweeting however
is worthless and mind numbing.
Since Twitter didn't exist 238 years ago, it couldn't really be a
tweet. Let's not revise history. Just because people were capable of
writing a pithy comment 238 years ago, doesn't mean it a tweet.