Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The Declaration of Independence

I'm felling a little patriotic today. I don't know if it was Super Tuesday or what. I was really disappointed with Super Tuesday to tell you the truth, but what a great country we live in where we the people get to have a little input on who will run our country. I asked Kyle if he would let me put this video on here and I'm glad to say he is a good sport. Kyle had to memorize the Declaration of Independence for school back in October. My dad got it on video at Thanksgiving, thanks Dad. I, with Kyle's permission, threw in a few comments. I hope you enjoy!

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The 4th Article of Faith
OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.

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IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men 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. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.


2 comments:

Patricia said...

Wow, good job Kyle, very impressive. I dont' think I have ever had to do anything like that.

Anonymous said...

That's my pookie boy!! Great job Kyle. Nana