Tuesday, July 04, 2006

The American's Creed for Independence Day

"I believe in the United States of America as a Government of the people, by the people, for the people, whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a Republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect Union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty to my Country to love it; to support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies."

Additional info on this Creed The American's Creed was written in 1918 by William Tyler Page, in the course of a nation-wide contest. William Tyler Page (1868-1942), for twenty-two consecutive years, led the Continental Congress of the Daughters of the American Revolution in reciting the Creed. He died October 18, 1942, the day after he led the recitation of the American's Creed at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Please pay a visit to Always on Watch a great blog with interesting debates. Who I unashamedly stole all this info from. Thanks AOW

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