The Declaration of Independence wasn't some stiff, dusty document written as a formality between governments. It was a suicide note written by men with everything to lose - and the expectation that they would lose everything - but who risked it all for the principle of individual liberty.
Don't mindlessly recite it. Don't skim it. Read it. Forgive the misspellings and grammatical mistakes. Look up the words you don't understand. But read it and try to put yourself in their shoes - if you can.Read More