I am not alone in believing that the Declaration of Independence is a divinely inspired, sacred document. Not only because it is the cornerstone of the creation of the United States of America, but because we, as human beings, all deserve to be free.
When you read the words, “We believe these truths to be self-evident, that all (humans) 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,” if you pay close attention, you can literally feel this energy of freedom in your body. That is because freedom is an innate energetic part of your actual biological makeup.
Here is a bit of history you may not have known: When a copy of the Declaration of Independence was read by George Washington in New York City on July 9, 1776, the words so inspired the people listening that they started a riot. Later that day, they tore down a statue of George III, which was later melted and shaped into musket balls for the American army, according to the History Channel.
I would not enjoy witnessing riots in the street, but to my mind there is a state far worse: abject apathy and subservience.
Let the words of this great document inspire you. Imagine what it must have been like to hear them read by Washington 239 years ago to frustrated crowds anxious for change and freedom to live as nature intended. We don’t have to begin a riot or go tear down any statues but we can take a moment on this special day to allow the words to remind us of our true human nature that requires freedom to thrive.