Two-hundred, thirty years ago today a group of men battled it out between themselves, in debate and discussion and at times heated argument, over what would be printed on a piece of parchment. A simple piece of parchment that would hold the life and future of a new country.
A simple piece of fragile parchment; foldable, tearable, susceptable parchment made formidable by formidable men. A simple piece of parchment made necessary by the necessity of free men. A simple piece of parchment made immortal by mortal men.
A simple pliece of parchment, with notions so just, so courageous and so ideal forever inked with resolute words.
A simple piece of parchment of independent thought declared.
A Declaration of Independence. The onset of freedom on a simple piece of parchment. The first step in the quest for Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
On a simple piece of parchment, the birth of a Nation.
The United States of America. My nation. Our nation. The nation.
The greatest nation on the face of this Earth was born two-hundred, thirty years ago today. On a simple piece of parchment.
Happy Birthday to the United States of America!
Thank you for inviting this Cuban to this wonderful party. Thank you for my birthday cake slice of liberty. Thank you for letting my life be a part of this great celebration. And thank you, America, for sacrificing your sons and daughters – my brothers and sisters – to protect my Life, my Liberty and my Pursuit of Happiness.
God Bless America!
Land that I love.