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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY
JULY 2, 1776
|Did you know that July 2nd is actually America’s #IndependenceDay? Our Independence was not the product of the Declaration of Our Independence. On the contrary, the Declaration of Independence was the product of our Independence!|
On June 7, 1776, a delegate from Virginia by the name of Richard Henry Lee proposed the “Lee Resolution.” The Lee Resolution was the 3-step process of declaring independence from our then government of Great Britain. The first clause of the Lee Resolution proposed:
“That these United Colonies are, and of right out to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved;”
On July 2, 1776, the Lee Resolution was brought to the Continental Congress floor. It was debated, voted, and ratified into law by 12 of the 13 colonies, New York abstaining because the delegates claimed they were unsure of how their constituents wanted them to vote. Upon ratification of the Lee Resolution, our 13 colonies, became 13 independent sovereign governments. We were from that day forward no longer colonies, each State was then and there independent.
Our independence was a legally created legislative act, just as binding as anything our Congress does today that is Constitutional.
Without the passing of the Lee Resolution, there would have been nothing to declare in the Declaration of Independence. As a matter of fact, the Declaration of Independence does not even claim to be the source of our independence, it merely boasts to be its declaration.
“… in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly PUBLISH and DECLARE…”
Our founders did not acknowledge July 4th as Independence Day, that was an honor given to July 2nd.
It wasn’t until 1868 that the federal government declared #4thofJuly as our Independence Day.
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I hope you enjoyed this historical truth about our Independence.
“The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most
memorable Epocha, in the History of America. -I
am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by
succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary
It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by
solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be
solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games,
Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End
of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever
more.” John Adams to Abigail July 3, 1776
KrisAnn Hall, JD LibertyFirstSociety.com