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.
No matter where you live or your political views, when this statement was laid down in black and white and pledged by the men who wrote it, it was a huge leap For the freedom of mankind. Granted they still had a long way to go and we still today have a long way to go. But on this day 242 years ago declaring that we were no longer the property of any king. Declaring that we were sovereign souls in ownership of ourselves was a stepping stone that changed the entire perception of humanity.
Happy Independence Day to the world!