Monday, June 30, 2014

Independence Day 2014

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. bechtold-law.blogspot.com.  Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence is at once the nation's most cherished symbol of liberty and Jefferson's most enduring monument.” www.archives.gov.

“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.” www.archives.gov.

  • "He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.” www.archives.gov.

  • “He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.” www.archives.gov.

  • “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. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.” www.archives.gov.
Although celebrated on July 4thevery year, “July 2, 1776 is the day that the Continental Congress actually voted for independence.” www.archives.gov.

In honor of this important holiday, “The Newton County Judicial Center and the Walton County Government Building will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014.www.alcovycircuit.com.

“All offices, with the exception of those operations required for the comfort and safety of the citizens of Gwinnett County, will be closed on . . . Friday, July 4, 2014.” www.gwinnettcounty.com.

The Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC will also be closed on Friday, 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

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