Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Independence Day 2013



Independence Day is one of the most important federal holidays in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence, which declared our independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

“What Jefferson did was to summarize this philosophy in ‘self-evident truths’ and set forth a list of grievances against the King in order to justify before the world the breaking of ties between the colonies and the mother country.” www.archives.gov

In the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson describes why the Declaration is necessary: 

  • "The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.” Declaration of Independence
  • "He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them." Declaration of Independence
  • "In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.” Declaration of Independence
Although celebrated on July 4th every year, “July 2, 1776 is the day that the Continental Congress actually voted for independence” www.archives.gov and “The document was signed by most of the members on August 2.” www.archives.gov

“The Newton County Judicial Center and the Walton County Government Building will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2013, to celebrate Independence Day.” www.alcovycircuit.com

“Please note that all offices, with the exception of those operations required for the comfort and safety of the citizens of Gwinnett County, will be closed Thursday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.” www.gwinnettcounty.com

The Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC will also be closed on Thursday, July 4th in honor of this wonderful holiday, so be sure to email the office to set-up your free initial consultation. Christine@Bechtold-Law.com