Declaration of Independence Painting by John Trumbull

On July 4, 1776, the revolutionary Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence drafted by Thomas Jefferson.

“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…”

-Opening paragraph of the Declaration of Independence


Howard Chandler Christy’s Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States

Eleven years later, in the summer of 1787, fifty-five men gathered in Philadelphia in the Assembly Room of the Pennsylvania State House (now the Independence Hall) to draft the four parchment pages of the original Constitution.

There were deep divisions and heated disagreements. But they found a way forward, and the constitution of the United States was ratified in 1789.

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

-Preamble to the U.S. Constitution



Once again America is deeply divided.

Now we have a chance, and the power, and the opportunity – to heal the immense pain and brokenness that is so pervasive in our country today.

By learning how to speak with one another with respect and civility about the issues that face our country we can begin to heal the divide. Because when we work together, we are unstoppable.

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