The American Revolution
In July 1776, thirteen American colonies declared independence from Great Britain by adopting the Declaration of Independence. Where did they find the courage to sever ties with Britain? Here are some thoughts of our Founding Fathers:
- The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. These measures never fail to create great and violent jealousies and animosities between the people favored and the people oppressed… by which the whole state is weakened.
–Benjamin Franklin, Emblematical Representations, Circa 1774
- A government ought to contain in itself every power requisite to the full accomplish¬ment of the objects committed to its care, and to the complete execution of the trusts for which it is responsible, free from every other control, but a regard to the public good and to the sense of the people.
–Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 31, January 1, 1788
- The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people. This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people was the real American Revolution.
–John Adams, letter to H. Niles, February 13, 1818
It is a privilege to live in a country where each individual has the right to enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We hope you have a terrific Fourth of July celebration and, when your thoughts turn to the pursuit of financial independence, give us a call!
Have a safe and wonderful Independence Day celebration!
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