For July 4th, those with kids may consider reading out loud, or better yet, have them read some of what is below. Yes, these are difficult times for many Americans, and some are taking advantage. The U.S. remains the greatest country on Earth. There are many critics. However, it is good to keep the perspective, the grateful attitude, for the many great blessings, we as Americans enjoy.
Happy Independence Day.
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another ...
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 ...
... for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.