July 4th is tomorrow and for those in the United States it is the day we celebrate the United States declaring itself independent from Great Britain. Before you head out to your picnics, fireworks, and family get together, please take time to read the two most important documents in our country’s history: the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Full text of the Constitution can be found here
Full text of the Declaration can be found here
The preamble of Constitution sums everything up:
We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
And the opening of the Declaration of Independence:
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.