Two hundred and thirty years ago a very radical concept was conceived. This concept, this idea, was never heard of before on the face of the earth. It was the belief that the people of a new nation were the best ones to determine their course in the future. The people .... not a king, not an emperor or monarch would head the government and would control the nation's destiny.
These men also believed in God and they believed upon relying on His wisdom and providence to guide them on the right path. Today, that would probably get them in a whole bunch of trouble. These men believed their God bestowed upon every human being certain inalienable rights including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Two hundred and thirty years ago, these men signed a document expressing these ideals and declared the bonds which united them to their Mother country were set asunder.
Two hundred and thirty years ago, today, the United States of America was born. The last and best hope on the face of the earth for freedom and liberty. God willing, and with His help; may the United States remain that shining beacon to the rest of the world for another two hundred and thirty years (and many more).
Happy Birthday, United States of America !!!!!!
73 de Larry W2LJ