On this day in 1776, a bold and brash document was published in North America.
That document was sent across the ocean to King George III of Great Britain, who was still under the impression that the English-speaking people of North America were subject to Crown and Parliament of Great Britain.
Settling that question took many long years.
That document is, of itself, a pretty powerful statement. And it is a reminder of what had to be risked and suffered to bring about a new nation.
I pray that in another two centuries, the United States is still a place of freedom. And that we find a way to export a culture of freedom to other parts of the world that want it.