Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance. Psalm 33:12 (NIV)
Beginning of the Declaration of Independence:
We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And 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.
Think about it!
On a side note, our local school board puts a learning activity on its sign each week to stimulate students and parents to keep learning through the summer. This week’s lesson is to recite all the states in the United States of America. Can you do it? I confess even with a Master’s Degree in American History, I left out three states! My apologies to Colorado, Nebraska and Maryland!