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anonymous, lovely chap [07-31-2010] »»»

in the second paragraph of the most important document in american history states all men are born equal. so why did the south break it's rules and put our country through one of it's darkest hours?
jack, Newtown, CT [07-30-2010] »»»

LeRoy Bishaw, Born Honolulu HI, 1944; have lived in Colo Spgs for 32 years; relocating to Crowley TX in Sept 2010 [07-30-2010]

Shanika, Alabama [07-29-2010] »»»

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. God has given us our rights so why are we letting our Government take them away? I am held accountable to God for my actions not republicans not demarcates. I wish I could say the same for the rest of us Americans but sadly everything this document stands for is slipping through our finger tips. I pray my fellow Americans stand with me. How can we with held a free self governed society without morality? Will my children know the face of freedom or just think they do?
Lacey Kaye Connelly age 20, Chelsea, Michigan [07-29-2010]

manda wagner, columbia, TN Age 28 [07-26-2010] »»»

In effect of the indepenced declared and upheld by this document.
Brandie M. Longoria, Lubbock 36 [07-26-2010]

Bruce Caccavone [07-26-2010] »»»

tim smith, vincennes indiana [07-25-2010] »»»

Interesting information.
Kalene Maynard, Stafford, virginia,20 [07-24-2010] »»»

Marty McNair Amundson, Urbandale IA [07-24-2010]

Keep the light shining.
M. Purdy, Wilmington, DE [07-22-2010]

Interesting site. But I do suggest that whoever wrote your page about the difference between "inalienable and unalienable" do some more research. He/she says that the terms mean the same thing. Nothing could be further from the truth. The distinction has been blurred by sloppy use of words in dictionaries and in articles like that one. But the words still mean: rights that depend upon social (human) contracts (inalienable) and rights that don't depend upon social human contracts but instead are endowed by our Creator (unalienable). I would think that a site like this would do better research before making such statements.
Lee [07-22-2010] »»»

I am against the Republican Party as it is these days...it is not the Republican Party of the past...and I have never been a Republican. I am a dyed in the WOOL Progressive Democrat, ex-nun of 15 years, Liberal, PROUD decendent of Thomas Holbrooke who with his brother John amd a party of other immigrants, left Weymouth, in Dorchestire, England, in 1624, and landed on the coast of Massachusetts the same year they founded the town of Weymouth. He served many years as selectman of Weymouth. My Paternal Grandmother Lota Leach was the child of Perry Holbrook (they changed the spelling of Holbrooke once in Massachusetts). So I do not appreciate the TEA PARTY dis-honoring the REAL TEA PARTY MOVEMENT with their name. They are in no way true TEA PARTY PERSONS. They are nut buckets. I do tend to say it like I see it. Bring on the Coffee Movement of, for and by the people. Not the Tea Party of, for and by the Corporations. Sincerely, Linda Louise Seidel
linda seidel, Salem, Oregon 63 yrs.. old [07-22-2010] »»»

linda allen, eden nc 46 year old female [07-22-2010] »»»

LaQuita Berry, Birmingham, Alabama [07-20-2010] »»»

I find it extremely rude that your webe site tries to set itself as my home page / new window site.
Ron Bleau, Age 61, Fort Worth, TX [07-19-2010] »»»

We do not try to make ourselves your home page.

We teach the students the importance of the Declaration of Independence. The first year I taught the kids presented the preamble for our program for the school board and parents. Last year we did the first 10 bill of rights. I wish (and pray) that our country will go back and start to live by the rules and foundation laid out by the men who met and wrote this importanat document!
Mary Betts, I teach 2nd grde at a Charter School in Oregon [07-19-2010] »»»

Amber [07-19-2010] »»»

I am greatful to live in at state that have a wide spread of opportunity to learn and live by the Declaration of Independence.
Velma Leocadio, New York City [07-16-2010] »»»

Thank you for such a wonderful sight.
Lidany Rouse, Bristol, TN [07-16-2010] »»»

laurie [07-15-2010] »»»

I am very thankful as an American citizen that this document is held as a mainframe in our legal system today.
Cynthia Binion, Tampa, Florida [07-15-2010] »»»

I think it is great that we have the Declaration of Independence. Because with out it we would not free from slaveiery and we would not have the freedom of speach.
Crystal Holiday, Creston,Ohio 44217 age 28 [07-14-2010] »»»

Apparrently they are making progress with the Gulf oil spill. Who's responsible? GOD We have been praying our hearts out over America and the evil among us. God will hear if we ask. If my people who are called by My name will humble themselver, seek My face and pray and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, forgive their sin and heal their land. II Chronicles 7:14 We won't win if we don't have God in the equasion. Our forefathrs understood this and lived by IN GOD WE TRUST. This must be our motto. M.Smay
anonymous [07-14-2010] »»»

Michele Arias [07-14-2010] »»»

tracie martinez, Port Charlotte, Florida [07-12-2010] »»»

I recently attended a meeting whereby the Declaration and state and US constitution was presented. Made me very proud to better understand what these documents actually stood for. God Bless America!, hopefully forever!
Orval Luther, Veteran, Believer in 2nd Admendment, Christian Bible believer, aged 68 [07-12-2010] »»»

I find this magnificent. These are the facts non editorialized or watered down, as they can be more frequently seen. I have printed all tye information out, keeping it in a folder to read and re-read and to have my children and grandchildren read. In this manner they can read the real history in which our ancestors toolk part. Frasncis Daniel Coleman, Past POresident, Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York headquartered at Fraunces Tavern where George Washington bade farewell to his officers after the British had evacuated New York City.
Francis Daniel Coleman, Yonkers, New York [07-12-2010] »»»

I am very happy to live in this country that I have an opportunity to learn and enjoy most the things in life in America
anonymous [07-10-2010] »»»

greatly appreciated the easily accessible information. didn't appreciated the advertisements.
dan gendron, USA, Colorado and Czech Republic [07-10-2010] »»»

U.S. History has been watered down in schools. It is frightening what people don't know about this great country. We need to bring back the history and instill in people what it means to be Americans and the sacrifices of our founding fathers, as well as those who fought for freedom. While not perfect in some ways, we are the greatest nation on earth, founded on christian principles, a light to those longing for freedom. People MUST read the Declaration and absorb it. I tell my children and church family of the need to understand what price was paid for our freedom. WE MUST bring back the real meaning of America, not the left wing version of global citizenship. America first, I will fight for her, reignite the flame of glory and patriotism. Thank God I am an American
Kevin M. Pell, Roane County, West Virginia [07-10-2010]

Many thanks for a wonderful site, I have been able to find all the information I needed.
Ian .Hutchinson [07-10-2010] »»»

I am an 85 year old veteran of WW II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Obviously, a "lifer", as we were so ingloriously called. I can not get over learning just how many people in this country have NO idea of what is written in the greatest document ever written for the founding of our country. Most have heard of it but, very few Americans can tell you the first thing about the contents. What a shame!
William W. West, I am an 85 year old veteran currently living in Huber Heights, OH (near Dayton) [07-10-2010]

Crystal [07-10-2010] »»»

William W. West [07-10-2010]

freat informational site. thank you very much.
Edwin Henriod, Dixon, CA; age 73 [07-10-2010] »»»

I truly give thanks to my Lord and Savior that He found enough favor in me to have been born in this greatest nation on earth. I would and will give my life to see it preserved in & for His glory! Thanks be to our Godly Founding Fathers.
Alan Walker, Anaheim,CA; 5/25/1955; Fireman 30+ yrs. [07-09-2010] »»»

This is a very interesting part of our great nations history. The older I get the better I appreciate and understand it.
anonymous, Chicago,34 [07-09-2010] »»»

i am very proud to be called an american thanks to our founding fathers for makeing that possible
kayla, New york [07-09-2010] »»»

I decided to re-read this declaration each year around the anniversary of our Nation's birth. I am encouraging each of our five children and eighteen grandchildren to do likewise.
David Wasden, 75 years young, abiding in Northern California [07-08-2010]

This is a great resource for my family tree. Josiah Bartlett, from New Hampshire, is a relative of my paternal grandmother, Edith Maria Bartlett.
Dennis Wheeler [07-08-2010] »»»

Ronald Phillips, Grand Prairie,TX. [07-08-2010]

Ed Parrott [07-08-2010]

anonymous, im 17 [07-07-2010]

Its good to read what our forefathers wrote and fought so hard for !
Diane, tucson az [07-07-2010] »»»

I think everyone should read the Decaation of Independence.It is the most valuable documemt we have.Welose our Freedom without it
Judy [07-07-2010]

?does anyone else out there wonder, or even care enough, to read the actual document that was such an integral part of our nation's founding? Actually, how many of us (americans) want to know more than what we are basically led to and/or force fed, like we are forced to pay taxes, learn algebra, read crappy books (yes, they were crappy books like '
frankie [07-06-2010]

Founding Fathers were brave men and I want to be that brave.
Emile Jackson, Riverside, 38 [07-06-2010] »»»

Proud to be an AMERICAN citizen born and bread here to make my on way in life and to never give up the American dream of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. This was agreed upon of the original thirteen colony's and their local goverment and areed upon to become the greatest nation in the world, the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. May God be with each and everyone us.
Rick Bowen, Sumter SC / 58 years old / I am a veteren who would go back and fight for my country and my fellow countrymen to my death to maintain this country to be one of the greatest in the world. To pay the ultimate with my own life so that our borders may be overrun with illegall alliens snd drug dealears. Damn right I am a proud American and I will also fight to my last breath for my right to keep and bear arms as stated in our GREAT CONSTITUTION [07-06-2010] »»»

Rick Bowen, Proud to be an AMERICAN citizen, born and bread here to make my on way in life and to never give up the American dream of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness [07-06-2010] »»»

As a Prior Military Member I feel that it is our God given right to have the Freedom that we rightfuly Deserve by the Declaration of independence given to US by our fore fathers who fought an died to preserve.God Bless America
Paul Stone, Park Hills MO 63601 [07-06-2010] »»»

The draft versions with edits were fascinating. Thanks for the site.
Larry Iaquinta, 55 yrs,, Lexington KY USA [07-06-2010] »»»

It's about time for another revolution to free ourselves again.
John D. Baxter, Titusville, Florida, 56 yo Male of Texas Origin. [07-06-2010]

like most of the links i found this one from listening to glenn beck ---- this history of our country needs to be told without changing the truth and i hope there are enough people who will keep the truth going
lettie e white, new orleans,la female 65 years young [07-06-2010]

This is a great site, thanks and kudos. Happy Birthday America!
Mark Medina, Texas (47) [07-06-2010]

I was thrilled to find this wonderful site. I am in "history Heaven'. I passed this site on to my sisters and brothers.
J.R., Pittsburgh, Pa. [07-06-2010] »»»

We the People of the United States need to sign a new Petiton to address the wrongs that our Country men, (the Senators and Congressmen & Woman of Congress) to address the forced Taxes and Laws which we don't want put upon us, The People like forced Health Insurance, etc to let our representatives know that they better listen to us, or we must find a way to keep them from getting our tax dollars.
Mike Sexton, a.k.a. Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Freebird" [07-06-2010] »»»

Chris Montgomery, Mount Washington, Kentucky [07-06-2010] »»»

I visited Philadelphia when I was 10 and Williamsburg many years later. I am looking forward to visiting Boston sometime in the future.
Michele Ledwozan, Bellerose, NY less than 5 miles from where Washington's troops spent the winter before going to Valley Forge. [07-06-2010] »»»

Awesome
Sayan, Kolkata [07-06-2010]

Beautiful web site, Great keep it on with your great iformation.
Elma Rosa Campbell, Texas [07-06-2010]

A friend asked me a question today. I found your site while looking for the answer. I am thrilled, proud and grateful for this VERY important information. Note: politicians please read and learn!
Nancy McCarty, age 64 [07-06-2010] »»»

I'm always glad to come across another site w/information about my country's beginnings, and her Founders.
Christine Gideon, southern NJ [07-06-2010] »»»

Seems like we are getting away from what the Founding Fathers sited in our Declaration. Our government seems to have lost sight of this today.
Louis Tarver, Louisianna Resident [07-06-2010] »»»

Our lives, our freedom, all from a course of events 234 years agao. God Bless America!
Doug Isley, Reidsville, NC [07-06-2010] »»»

Great site, Thank..
Searay, Cinci, OH [07-06-2010] »»»

I saw the original declaration of independance in yuma arizona in 1946 it was on what was called the freedom train that was touring the united states, along with a lot of other government documents. i was very fortunate.
j. d.. brittain las vegas nv. 07/04/2010 [07-06-2010] »»»

So proud of our Heritage! But am so worried about the future of this country! My grgrgrgrgrgr gr.father was one of the signers. He was Philip Livingston.
Bernice Link [07-06-2010]

We must pass on the roots of our history to our children. We must make it real to them so they do not accept the infringements on their rights as citizens.
Michael Buchanan, Brookville, Ohio [07-06-2010]

I wrote a timely patriotic song that I'd like you to hear.Please tell me what you think.Go to youtube, type in,"Stand up for the constitution"/Dan Palmer.
Dan Palmer, Bakersfield,Ca. 56 years young [07-06-2010] »»»

mia peggy [07-06-2010]

Ok I am one of thse not signing my name. I very proudly admit to being Judeo Christian. I just thought being an American and stating my view was most important.
Creda Billups, huntington W.V. [07-06-2010] »»»

In reading some of the infrmation about rvolutionary war, I see a need to revisit our schools and what we are actually teaching about the birth of this great country. It must be compulsory for them to know these facts. Our people are not even voting! We are illiterate about who we vote for. It was interesting to hear Jeffersons comments cocern about the lack of interest in his day call fo a day of prayer and fasting of the people in the colonies.
anonymous [07-06-2010] »»»

Interesting to note that the vast majority of Americans have no idea what the Declaration of Independence says, who wrote it or who signed it. It is certainly time to start teaching this and other documents that are germane to the founding of the United States.
Allen C. Jones, Ph.D., Ocala, FL [07-06-2010]

It saddens me that American really don't know the history of our independence and freedom. This website provides a valuable service. Thanks
Rick Butler, Iddho Falls, Idaho [07-06-2010]

Too bad so many are forgetting that people fought for this Declaration, and what this means to all of us. God Bless America!
Patricia Lenhart, Elverson, Pa [07-06-2010]

I wish I can write as we as our founding Fathers of this great nation, USA!
Ismael Carrera, Boyle Heights [07-06-2010] »»»

I agree with others who have said this should be required reading, and that this site in particular is very well done. Thank you. I wonder what the Founding Fathers would change in the Declaration and Constitution if they had the knowledge of what we have faced since their time and are facing today. I also have found a new hero in New York delegate William Floyd, who lost his property in the war but started anew and after serving his time in government returned to private life doing what he loved... farming. Our current career politicians could learn much from him.
Neil G. Gow, Western NY farmer, 42 [07-06-2010] »»»

Thanks for this site. I have my country's most important documents at my fingertips to read and re-read. I've used this site to help me teach our history to ur next generation. Thank you, again!
Iliana, Miami, Florida [07-06-2010]

I,m afraid our founding Fathers, the Founding Documents are all but forgotten by to many Americans. We seem to be moving to Marxisum. God save us all.
David Del Duca, Allison Park PA. 62 years old [07-04-2010]

I do genealogy for a hobby as I want to know who I am and where I came from.
Patricia Myers, The first draft of Declaration was written in home of John Finley [my mothers relative] in Philadelphia PA [07-04-2010] »»»

Great Youngster, all u need to know is tht im interested with these things [07-04-2010]

Thank you for all your hard work
Ted Watson, ted7028@comcast.net [07-04-2010] »»»

Thanks this site is just what we need.
Allie Mitchell, Seattle, WA, County Transit Operator [07-04-2010] »»»

Freedom isn't free!
Eric Lien, Located near Frankfurt Germany. From Tampa Florida [07-04-2010]

Liberte Egalite Fraternite : fast disappearing to a sleeping us citizenry. Wake up before it is too late to reverse the downward trend.
anonymous [07-04-2010]

Loretta Wunstel, Independence La. 70443 [07-04-2010]

The information your site provides is very helpful and interesting as I am reading the novel "The Glorious Cause" by Jeff Shaara. There's SO much I didn't know! Thanks!
E. Neeley, Germantown, TN [07-04-2010] »»»

Looks like a good site.
Francis Yoza, Charlotte, NC [07-04-2010]

God Bless America
Priscilla Delgado-Biedebach [07-04-2010] »»»

So now I see that some folks want to be allowed to be anonymous when they sign a petition, because it might cause them an inconvenience, a far cry from pledging one's life, much less one's sacred honor. And seems the ones who want to be anonymous are the ones who claim to be maintaining the true intentions of our Judeo-Christian founding fathers. Bet them founding fathers never thought it would be so easy for us to share our inanities so easy and so quickly with so many others.
John Statser, Mesquite,TEXAS my etc. are optional, depending on the time,place, and company. [07-04-2010]

Every person in the USA should read the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution of the United States. Just to remember what our founding fathers fought for, for their families, and the future generations of their country.
Cyndy Carpentieri [07-04-2010] »»»

I just started to explore your website. It is very interesing & I like to read up on history.
Patricia Deitrick, Pennsylvania [07-04-2010] »»»

At a time when it seems that our beloved USA can be "steered" into heavy winds of CHANGE, it's both refreshing and restoring to read these vital documents with the bios of the signators. A humbling feeling for sure, when I sit here in 2010 (234 years on) and applaud their initiative. (PS: The country's not broken ... so, no repairs are necessary!)
anonymous, Jacksonville, FL [07-04-2010] »»»

May the Declaration of Independence of the USA raimaind us of the purpose why it was created, God Bles the United States of American and let no foe subdue us from ever being free. The US Colors dont Run they Remain always RED WHITE and BLUE
Mike Mena [07-04-2010] »»»

Glad to read the real truth about our history in the U.S.
Don Bush [07-04-2010] »»»

Thank you for providing this site with such valuable, historical information.
Sherry Shaw Anderson, Jasper, Florida [07-03-2010] »»»

While in school I detested all these documents - Declaration of Independence, Constitution, etc., etc. I have read the Declaration over and over and looked up the bio on each of the signers. Very interesting and brought back memories of high school history studies. Excellent work!
anonymous, Indianapolis [07-03-2010] »»»

I am a Vietnam Veteran, and I am proud of my contribution to this great Nation along with our first black President of the United States 2009. This is the beginning of a new history and a change in Washington. It was a great day when the Declaration of Independence was signed and it was a great day in history when our first Black President was swoned in to office of President.Remembering our pass history, thir are some things that I will never forget and their are some that I wished never happen and that is SLAVERY OF OUR BLACK PEOPLE. But as of today President Obama is Representing a Change in Washington, and I a Vietnam Veteran is walking shoulder to shoulder to help him.
Willie J Allen, Compton, California [07-03-2010]

I was thrilled to find this comprehensive coverage of Revolutionary War with copies of the Declaration of Independance, The Constitution. The Bill of Rights. Time Lines, and links to Founding fathers and the sacrifices made to secure the freedon we enjoy today. Truly freedon was not free then, nor is it now. Tomorrow, July 4, at our family celebration I hope to discuss the meaning of our holiday, and how we must all be dilligent and active in protecting what our Founders obtained.
Robert I. Nordstrand, Reading Ma. 81 years old on July 3, 2010 [07-03-2010] »»»

We have gotten so for away from this. We need to return to our roots and heritage for what we stand for.
Danny Brown, Troy, Mo. [07-03-2010] »»»

Oh how much we all need to read the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America. Both are quite clear in what they say and what they mean. The "forefathers" seemed to have known what was past, present and future. Amazing! Glad to be an American, but sad to know our people are uneducated as to what is in the above documents and who sacrificed all in order to accomplish their words. I do advise a Government class and a history class. May want to throw in a disease class and an anatomy and physiology class. Stay informed! Thank you, Julia I. Chapman/Student/An American Adolescent of 234 years of age. We are quite young and still learning.
Julia I chapman, Student/OSU/67 yrs/female [07-03-2010] »»»

Kym Nazim, Oak Park, Victoria, Australia. 41yrs [07-03-2010] »»»

God bless our founding Fathers!
Sam Cottle, West Branch, Mi [07-03-2010]

Christie Thompson [07-03-2010]

Jeff Casey [07-03-2010] »»»

His name was George Walton.My maiden name is Walton and like I said,this makes me very proud!
anonymous, My Great Uncle(6) signed the declaration of independence.I am very proud of that! [07-01-2010] »»»

Michael Berryhill, Wyoming, Mich. [07-01-2010] »»»

What a document !
John A Habuch, Ocoee, Florida [07-01-2010] »»»

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