Thursday, July 4, 2013

American's Creed

Did you know we have a National Creed? I didn't, until the kids had to memorize it for history this school year. Homeschooling has been such an education... for me. :)

The American's Creed is the national creed of the United States of America. It was written in 1917 by William Tyler Page as an entry into a patriotic contest. It was adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives April 3, 1918.

The American's Creed hung in Butler University's Jordan Hall
I believe in the United States of America, as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.”
  — William Tyler Page, The American's Creed

I apologize the sound is a bit soft. I giggle that my sweet kids can't pronounce "inseparable". Speaking gets better with practice. :)

Happy Independence Day to all of my American readers! May we stand in appreciation of what our fore-fathers fought for:
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.

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