Today marks the 240th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress. The words of Thomas Jefferson are just as important today as they were when he wrote them “all of those years ago:
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.”
A little rain won’t dampen my spirits as I continue to celebrate the principles upon which my great country were founded. As I prepare to vote in my first presidential election, I will cast my vote for the candidate who I believe will uphold these ideals.