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2009 Declaration Guestbook Entries: July

It was nice to see the breakdown between what was originally written and the changes made.
Jeanette M. Crutchfield, Michigan; 37; student [07-31-2009] »»»

great website
ali, idrus [07-31-2009] »»»

Freedom to be who you are and live your life the best way you know how. Freedom of religion.
Jocelyn Henrichs, Orlano Fl [07-31-2009] »»»

to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
freedom741776, America [07-30-2009] »»»

I am from Mexico and I am learnig from U.S.A History; It has been amaizing..
Martha, Tucson, Arizona [07-30-2009] »»»

The Declaration of Independence was an important part in history and this is why the 4th of July (Independence Day) is so important. I am proud that we as the people of the United States are able to celebrate the day we gained our Independence!
Amber [07-30-2009] »»»

wow the declaration of independence is a good one
latasha [07-30-2009]

Steve Patrick [07-29-2009]

anonymous [07-29-2009]

God Bless America!
Christopher Holler [07-28-2009]

Darren, Utah, 29 [07-28-2009] »»»

chris [07-27-2009] »»»

Green Berry Hall nephew was my Great Grantfather he was captured at Vicksburg Miss. on July 4 1863 but was released only two days later. July 6, 1863, there is no explanation on he's release papers.
anonymous, Was a Great Uncle [07-27-2009] »»»

It is sad that we have no politations today with the guts of our founding fathers.
James E McQueen [07-27-2009]

Enlightenment of our history grows deeper as I dig into state of mind and consciousness of our forefathers.
Charles Griswold, Nevada,, age 75, [07-25-2009] »»»

the decleration was a great movement for the us
Jeodd [07-25-2009]

I am a descendent of William Williams on my mother's mother's side of the family and thirst for knowledge about his life and history and ancestors.
Claranne Petersen, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa (USA) [07-25-2009] »»»

robert morris was the great,great,great grandfather of my uncle george harbason.We are trying to find out our geneology brfore and after his death. we would also like to know more about his personal life. If anyone is related or knows more, please email me. The family would really appreciate it. thank you so much
carol lee keller destefano, glendale az. 85304 [07-24-2009] »»»

Well, I consider myself republican.
Michael, NewPalestine, IN., 28 [07-23-2009]

John Cassidy, Houston, TX [07-22-2009] »»»

This reference to the Declaration of Independence is on the Gettysburg Visitor's Center website and is used in their video presentation upon entering the museum. I wonder what your readers think of it. Marilyn
Marilyn, Pennsylvania [07-22-2009] »»»

men eye stir Sunshine, God bless America [07-21-2009]

Great way to show people about history
Robert A. Gonzalez [07-20-2009]

I have found an interest in the founding fathers and their intent more so now that our political freedoms get encroached upon by power hungry politicians out of touch with the people they serve.
Bill Gavin, 45 yr old from Canton, MI [07-20-2009]

I have always loved the Declaration Of Independence as well as the Constitution of the United States. I wish I had pursued a law degree. I love the history of our great nation and I have traveled the world enough to know that the United States is truly unique in all the world. A country with principles and values worth fighting and even dying for. but so many of us do not realize the meaning of liberty versus - what Alexis De Toqueville wrote in Democracy in America - a soft tyranny. The federal government should not be allowed to tell us what type of toliets to use, light bulbs to use, cars to drive, etc. Where will it stop! Your website is great. Now how do we get people to read it and actually learn from it? You may lead a horse to the Declaration but you can't make him think.
Paul Varga, Orland Park, IL Age: 50 07-19-09 [07-20-2009]

Brandy Walker, lake city, florida 18 [07-19-2009]

I was recently in Portsmouth, NH and happened to drive by the tree that was planted in 1776 in honor of William Whipple signing the Declaration of Independence. An avid U.S. History family, we wanted to look up William Whipple so as to be informed about this man's legacy. Thank you so much for your concise and informative biographies on the signers of the Declaration. Never again will we have to speculate about Whipple's contribution to American History!
Samantha F. [07-19-2009] »»»

What a wonderful and appropriate site at this time in American history.
Johnny T. Helms, [07-19-2009]

With the advent of the web and efforts which so many have made toward the preservation of our heritage, I have been able to rediscover the beauty and honor of our grand freedom which we call America and which we categorize as "American". Thanks to all who have made and are making the sharing of these informations possible.
Kevin Koutnik [07-18-2009] »»»

It is a great way to learn history
Charity Yoder [07-18-2009]

chalet! [07-18-2009]

hey, what happened to the rights to pursuance of happiness in regard to weed smokers?
anonymous, nairobi [07-17-2009]

I now have a better understanding of the Declaration of Independence. Thanks to all the citizens who fought hard for the glorious day.
Ronae Johnson, Indianapolis, Indiana [07-17-2009] »»»

Gerry Gosk [07-17-2009] »»»

What a proud documet that ALL U.S. citizens should know. We should also hold those who defend it in the highest regard. Thank you for this very educational site!
Robbin L. Peppler, La Salle, Colorado [07-16-2009] »»»

Thank you for making The Declaration of Independence available to us on line. I have never felt so compelled to read and understand the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States because I'm afraid the current President wants to take our freedom away from us. I want my children to know these two documents as well because there may come a time when we have to join together and fight. Fight for our freedom. Pray for the United States of America and for good to triumph over evil. All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
anonymous, age 52, Ohio [07-16-2009] »»»

Brilliant declaration.
Kuria Wanjama, Nairobi, Kenya. Currently in UN Sudan, police [07-15-2009] »»»

I keep a copy of the text on my Palm Pilot.
Sue Edlin, Chicago Illinois [07-15-2009]

For July 4th we thought we'd rent the HBO "John Adams" miniseries -- found it so compelling we bought it outright. It is so important that we know that the figures of history were people like we are and that we have accurate views of their lives and times and works. Thank you.
M. S. Casill, Texas [07-15-2009] »»»

I thankful we still have these rights. We all need to pay attention to our current situation! We may be at risk of losing them all soon. If we don't do something and/or be very vigilant we probably don't deserve them.
Carl Musial, Tacoma [07-15-2009]

i love early american history,and i always love this site
julie, age 28 [07-15-2009] »»»

cookie, l.a [07-15-2009]

The Declaration of Independence quantified the rights of the thirteen colonies then and the american people now. The purpose of my study of this document and the Revolutionay war is to reflect on the decline of freedom and liberty now in progress by our federal government. I do this by reflecting on the ultimate sacrifices made by over 1,290,000 men and women in our armed forces while at the same time our federal government is cranking out some 74,000 pages of laws and regulations which is clearly undermining these sacrifices.
Arnold Linnemeier, age 73, city: Fort Wayne, Indiana [07-15-2009]

Great site. Lots of information.
Mark Earnest, Belgrade, Mo. [07-15-2009]

i would like to know, do they really keep the declaration of independence in the same buildingas they shot the movie national treasure, or did the department move it to a secure location, oh and also i wanted to know, on display do you put a fake or the original copy in the museum, answer back my name is david miller.
david, i am 18 years old [07-14-2009]

My wife and I homeschool our three children and plan to use this material to help them understand the Revolutionary War better. Thank-you
Park Russell, Laurelville, Ohio 54 years old [07-14-2009] »»»

i thought all congrace member are great.
ankur kaushik, city pune, age 22. [07-14-2009]

The study of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States should be mandatory in our elementary and secondary schools. I find the lack of knowledge and understanding of these documents by many citizens to be appalling.
Joseph Albert [07-13-2009] »»»

What other document, besides the Bible, means so much to so many?
Bradford, Casselberry, FL USA [07-11-2009]

I'm proud to be an American!
shawna caswell, t-town, oklahoma [07-11-2009] »»»

I've been told that my father was a descendant of Edward Rutledge, signer of the Declaration. I'd love to be able to research this.
Carolyn Henderson Boone, Alameda, CA [07-10-2009] »»»

There were three, not two, future presidents who signed the Declaration of fogot Benjamin Harrison... Otherwise, the information on this site is GREAT! I read it all and with a lump in my throat. Thanks
Irene Chancellor [07-10-2009] »»»

The Benjamin Harrison who signed the Declaration was the great-grandfather of President Benjamin Harrison.

I think the foresight that our founding fathers had in creating this new government is absolutely amazing. They actualy knew that what they were doing in 1776 (and later) was going to affect generations of Americans. But, what is equally amazing, is how close they came to failing on many occasions. I mean, the Continental Army didn't really win a lot of battles! There are a lot of "What if's", aren't there? Anyway, if George and Thomas and Ben, etc. could see us now, I think they would be amazed at how we grew and happy that We, the People still run things!
James M. Daly, Somerset County, New Jersey [07-10-2009]

you rock!
nate, omaha Ne 68127 9 years [07-10-2009] [07-10-2009] »»»

vaness, greenbelt,md 20yrs old [07-09-2009] »»»

I really enjoyed reading about the signers of the Declaration of Independence. This is a wonderful website, I am bookmarking to come back often. God Bless Amercia!
SueAnn Perry, Kirkland [07-09-2009] »»»

AWESOME! Thank you for the great site!
David W Anderson, Fond du Lac, WI [07-09-2009]

Bobby Roark [07-08-2009] »»»

Wonderfull website infomative, easy to navigate I re-read the document and admire it. Many men sacraficed everything for the welfare of future generations.
Jim, from Mass [07-08-2009] »»»

Just saw 1776 on t.v. and wanted to know what really happened!
Debra, Oshkosh, WI [07-08-2009] »»»

If not already this site needs to be emailed to every school system in America. I was only interested in it because of Ann Wheeler who was a cousin of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, who was married to Giles Thomas, who is an ansestor on my mothers side of the family.
James R Delp, Logansport, IN 55 [07-08-2009] »»»

God Bless America!
Darlene Rindal, Lake Elsinore, CA [07-08-2009]

I came to this website to read about Abraham Clark. It has recently been uncovered he is a distant relative. While here, I reread the Declaration for the first time since jr. high, about 1956. An beautiful and astounding document that needs to be reimplemented.
Emmette N. Lang, Jr., Houston, TX [07-07-2009] »»»

Great to read. The king of GB was a real character - thank God these guys were able to stand and stick together to come up with a new way of life not bound by a dictator for all of us to live by.
Patty, Irvine, CA [07-07-2009] »»»

One of the greatest documents every written and proud to be a part of the on going freedoms this piece of paper has afforded us all.
William McCort [07-07-2009]

This is an awesome document. What transpired on July 4, 1776 was inspirational.
Arthur Katz, Boynton Beach, FL [07-07-2009] »»»

Thank you for providing readable access to this precious document. Wonder how many citizens of the United States read this on July 4, 2009?
Betty Holsenbeck Gercken, 80 years old, Jacksonville, FL [07-07-2009] »»»

Exciting information to better know these ancestors and all those to whom we owe such a REAL DEBT! Thank you...
Stephen Farnsworth Taylor [07-07-2009] »»»

We are a Chrsitian Nation
Karen Patterson, Pensacola, FL [07-07-2009]

Kimberli Puente@ [07-07-2009] »»»

Thank you for providing this wonderful data on the Declaration of Independence.
Donna [07-07-2009] »»»

This is awesome thanks for putting this sight up for us I am a homeschooling mother this helped a lot thanks
Tepreene, saint paul, mn [07-06-2009] »»»

Great site!
Luis Davila [07-06-2009]

america has formulated the values of the most high. to allow the infiltration in any form to attempt to interfere or change the inevitable only damages respect and mission toward the greater good for all creation thank you veterans liaison u.s. congress cal shummon ii
cal shummon, u.s.s.constitution/"old ironsides"-holy commander's ship [07-06-2009] »»»

We the people, for the prople, by the people is missing
Harland Mandigo, Am from N.H. [07-06-2009] »»»

ron northup, washington iowa [07-06-2009]

Valerie Kreager, Chaska [07-06-2009]

How amusing, nowhere is there any mention of Benjamin Rush's faith. Everything he did in his life was based on the bible and his love for the Lord Jesus Christ. This writing is just another lie upon which others are attempting to remove God from our Christian based nation!
Cindy [07-06-2009] »»»

Is our now President allowing the Goverment to remain the same as was in the beginning of our republic..
Maryjane Farabee, Hendry County Florida [07-06-2009] »»»

This is my first attempt to read the Declaration in its complete form. I am totally impressed and proud and in awe that these men was brave and dedicated to signing this Declaration. Let our government keep its guard and protect always the concerns and needs of the good people of this nation so another Declaration would never ever be written. God is protecting us, the people of the Kingdom of God.
Brother Frank Gomes, S.M., Makawao, Maui, Hawaii 96768 [07-06-2009] »»»

In my elderly years, I re-read the Declaration on July 4 and came to appreicate its significance more than ever.
Noel Duerden, Indianapolis IN [07-06-2009]

Our citizens have the same responsibilities today as they did at the time of the writing of this document. Governments exists at the will of the governed.
Bobby Mills, A seasoned citizen [07-06-2009] »»»

Trying to learn more about the signers. Our pastor made a good point at church. How many of them can you name? We could only name a few of them. Most of them where Godly men. Some sacrificed a lot. They made up the foundation of our country. What type of men are they. Where is our world today without the Lord. They put a lot of thought into the document.
Nancy, Christian [07-06-2009]

This is a wonderful time to reflect on what we have and what mighy have been.
Raymond Rickerd [07-06-2009]

Missy Wright, Saint Louis, MO 29 [07-06-2009]

I am a decendant of francis hopkinson and richard stockton would like to learn as much as I can about these men.I am proud that I come from these family's.I have also heard from family there was a hopkinson on the mayflower too.I would like to learn more about that.I am proud to be an american but i'm disapointed in what has become of america too !.I do vote and someday I hope to do more for my country than be a tiny voice that is really never heard!.In god we trust.He is the corner stone of our nation!.If we don't start putting him first again folks america is doomed!.Thanks for this chance to say how I feel. Jeffrey W.Brittain
jeffrey w brittain, elwood ut. 43 years old [07-06-2009]

Ron Haaff [07-06-2009]

Such a powerful and direct document.
Karin Shipman, Port CHarlotte, FL [07-05-2009] »»»

Missy Wright, Saint Louis, MO 29 [07-05-2009]

It's still a great document!
Jim [07-05-2009]

Thank you for perserving such a rare document. Our forefathers went through a lot to see that this Great Nation is what it is today.
Cindy Pulley [07-05-2009] »»»

Nancy Robertson [07-05-2009]

anthony [07-05-2009]

god bless america as it was intended, to follow the ten commandments and god's will in all decisions.
JUDITH ADAMS, o'fallon, mo 71 and a devout christian :) [07-05-2009]

god help us get back to the years of morality and keeping you name in everything.
Renee, Mississippi ...49yrs of age [07-05-2009]

I just wish we had citizens today that would realize where we came from.I wish our congressman would not feel that they are special and draw so much money and perks, serve a term for free and move on.
Rachel Alburtis [07-05-2009]

go usa
Anthony [07-05-2009]

Independence, Freedom, Strength, Bravery, just a few words that come to mind in regards to this great nation. I pray we continue to know freedom as we have been so blessed to know it.
WYNONA, Geprgia Public School Teacher [07-04-2009]

An excellent resource for students AND teachers. What is not found here can be easily researched from here. Thank You
Daniel J Hudson, I'm a retired teacher, advocate of MORE History teaching, not less. [07-04-2009] »»»

Thanks to all our veterans and serviceman and women who help to keep us free. Thanks to our incredible forefathers who had the vision to write this document along with our constitution. May we remember that government is of, for and by the people and not OVER the people. Read the DOI to your children this fourth of July, and every fourth, even if they fidget and yawn, something is bound to sink in!
C.Espy, Descandant of Mathew Carey, Richard Stockton, Daniel Joy,,. patriots of the Revolution. [07-04-2009]

Kandi Hayes [07-04-2009]

Government must serve the people. It must never be allowed to act in self-interest.
Susan L. Yasinski, Portland, OR [07-04-2009] »»»

I truely wish this country would return to the intent of the Founding Fathers. We are becoming the Europe that the original Colonies broke away from. Taxes and regulations are strangling this great nation. Our Constitution begins with the words "We The People", not "with your majesty's blessing". Many good Men and Women sacrificed everything for this Country. That must not be forgotten!
Dennis Namovice, Machesney Park, Illinois [07-04-2009]

I am so glad I found this site and was able to read what our founding father's signed so many years ago. I fear we are losing pieces of our independence and all that this Declaration stood for.
Rozelle M. Ensminger, Annville, Pa. [07-04-2009] »»»

Thank God for our freedom.And all the ones that have fought to help us keep our freedom.God bless our service men and women,And GOD Bless America.
georgia Manley, Piedmont S.C. [07-04-2009] »»»

My ancestors go back way past the Mayflower,so I am sure they fought in the Rev. War.
Ernest Johnson, lakeland,Florida [07-04-2009] »»»

Vernon Allison [07-04-2009]

Thank You!
anonymous [07-04-2009]

Gary Keysar, 52, retired Army, North Rim Grand Canyon, AZ [07-04-2009] »»»

great cite
Paul, baxley ga [07-04-2009] »»»

Second only to The Bible.
slw [07-04-2009] »»»

I don't agree with Obama or his side kicks,I think its time the people come together and stop our goverment and show Obama we have the power to make our own change!
Robert Griffin, Winter Haven Fl, I am 56 X-Marine USMC/RECON [07-04-2009] »»»

I love this beautiful country and i have never read this document and appreciate your work here as i fully study all your findings and pass it onto our grown children. Not to mention help in the education of those that have failed to study history and worship the empty-one. Thank YOU!
JAS, Redmond, WA [07-04-2009] »»»

I decided to read the Declaration today after hearing Glenn Beck suggest that everyone do so today. I was suprised to see that many of the reasons that our founding fathers were citing as a reason to declare independence from Britain can be applied to the "gang" running Washington today. Specifically that they are at warp speed passing legislation that is infringing on our Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness and the fact that we are today geeting taxation without representation.
Ross McClure, DuBois, Pa. Age 56 [07-04-2009] »»»

m Let Freedom Ring ! I was here 7/4/09 Let Freedom Ring ! I was here 7/4/09
Clyde Nordan, Virginia [07-04-2009] »»»

Jeffrey Hunt, Loxahatchee, FL [07-04-2009]

Nancy Rappaport, Denville,NJ age 70 [07-04-2009] »»»

It is great to be reminded of our great nation under a great God. We need this type of inspiration more than just once a year!
Margaret Songer Sherman, Greenville, SC [07-04-2009] »»»

nicholas stock [07-04-2009] »»»

I am grateful that your website exists.
Joseph Thomson, Illinois 32 years of age. [07-04-2009] »»»

Everyone should read the Declaration of Independence at least once a year.
anonymous, Mesa, AZ, 78 yrs. old [07-04-2009] »»»

Happy 4th of July. Independence Day is a celebration of freedom. Thank you, to all of the brave men and women who have fought and are currently doing so. God Bless You and God Bless America!
Keri Trice, Coral Springs, FL [07-04-2009]

Thank You to the fathers of our nation.
Will Rogers, New York City, NY --- and just a citizen of the US [07-04-2009] »»»

Joseph Wright Jr [07-04-2009]

Jose Pardo, Miami, FL [07-04-2009]

we are direct descendants of Josiah Bartlett. this is a great website to learn about him and our nation's history. happy birthday America!
Madeleine and Jordan Kelly, Charlotte, NC [07-04-2009] »»»

This was very inspiring for me to read this on July 4th 2009. May God bring peace and unity to the United States of America.
J Dawson [07-04-2009]

happy 4th of july to the united state,s of america, and our american flag. god bless our troop,s we love you and and pray for you. thank you to all our troop,s
KELLY MILLER, kentucky [07-04-2009]

May God bless our country and the men and women who fight so hard to keep us free.
Jacqui Valenzuela, Ontario, California [07-04-2009] »»»

I think this site is great and very user friendly.
Rick Free [07-04-2009]

Charles Hill, University of Houston Grad; History Major. [07-04-2009]

Signing into guestbook before I've purused any of the links and topics. I've just read of this site in the local paper today, which is the 4th of July, '09. Hope that I can find this site interesting!
Jacob T. Hoover, 2d, 14 yr. old History buff. Fogelsville, PA 18051 [07-04-2009] »»»

Just a question: Is the original Declaration that was sent to King George still exist? If so where is it located?
Tom, Wellsville, NY [07-04-2009]

This country needs to return to the values that our forefathers held so dear. Happy Independence Day!
Kim Merenda, Kirksville, MO [07-04-2009]

happy 4th of july
Hipolito p Batista [07-04-2009]

Thank you very much. Jim
Dr. J. J. Roberts [07-04-2009]

very inspiring and written in english that is being eroded daily by use of slang.
anonymous, hartford ct 72 [07-04-2009]

On this July 4th, 2009, I am celebrating my first Independence Day as US citizen, and it was my honor to read the proclamation aloud to my family.
Andrea Filipkowski, Fayetteville, NC [07-04-2009]

The Buhl's, Grand Rapids, Michigan [07-04-2009]

Patrick J. Finnegan, Hixson, TN [07-04-2009]

How can we allow such an important document be torn apart by the present administration with total disregard.
Dale Kuhns, Kissimmee, Fl. 81 [07-04-2009]

I will not say I am a a all knowing political type. In my 45 yrs of life I never seen such blatant abuse, and misuse of taxpayer funds by those we call elected officials.All my adult life has been spent working, 1) to support my family and myself. 2)to pay tax's ect to help support my state and my federal Gov't. As of late, from what I've read and have seen on the news. Be it paper, TV, or internet. It has become obvious that many of our "leaders", be it elected or appointed by those elected. Have failed the people miserably, and continue to heap tax after tax on the people, and rule after rule upon us to make up for their mistakes, and wasteful spending of our money. These same political hacks then promise "LIE" to fix it all and tell us this or that to win an election only to have their promise's miss the mark, or never be fulfill at all. While they continue to over spend our tax's to the point we, the people of NJ get nothing in return unless we are friends of them and receive funds from them in the form of pork. Tax tax tax. I for one am sick of the lie's and waste. I wish I could tell someone in Charge, get help from someone. But there is nobody there for the little guy. The only time I'll here from "them" is if I don't pay my tax's. Unless of course I'm one of them, then tax's would only be an issue at election time. Or If I'm to be appointed to the administration of the new leaders.
Gregory Scott John Thompson, Brick Twp NJ [07-04-2009] »»»

Now, more than ever, we as a people need to know and understand the meaning of these words, and the great sacrifices undertaken by those who founded our nation.
Charles Stilwell [07-04-2009]

Carmen Fuente-Hontanon, Valladolid Spain [07-04-2009] »»»

Melinda Hulbert [07-04-2009]

Wonderful site. God Bless America and all our troops serving throughout the world.
Connie,, Jacksonville, Florida [07-04-2009]

I am a descendent of James Smith, I was born in Ohio, where my great-grandparents made it from Pennsylvania. My Grandfather was Golden Smith (died in '99 at 87, grandmother was Edith Smith (died before here time in 1982. My parents are Mr and Mrs Kenneth E. Smith. My dad's cousin does the geneaology for the Smith side of my family and let us know about the connection a few years ago. I think it is pretty cool.
Clinton K. Smith, age 37, now live in Victoria TX [07-04-2009] »»»

Pam Lanham [07-04-2009]

anonymous, Ohio [07-04-2009]

descendant of signer Robert Treat Paine from Mass.
Mark D. Paine [07-04-2009] »»»

God Bless America!
Michael K Westcott, usa [07-04-2009] »»»

Thank you for the reminder. America! The greatest nation on earth.
Eileen Lofthouse [07-04-2009]

This is a great place to come and learn about history and true sacrifice for what is important. Thank you. It is very much appreciated in a day when so many kids don't care or don't know the truth about our history and have a harder time finding or hearing the truth. There is a lot of good, helpful information here. Maybe this will help others understand why it is important to stand and/or fight for what you believe in. Thanks again.
Julia L. Barbee, 1697 Market Street, Dayton, Tennessee 37321 [07-04-2009]

Ben Thompson [07-03-2009]

Manky of the rights declared in the Declaration are in peril and have been since January 20, 2009.
Ed Armstrong, Missouri [07-03-2009]

Retired Marine. Semper Fi USA.
Warren, New York, 54 [07-03-2009]

What a great site! Full of information that so many today have no clue about. Our website promotes democracy in the sense that we have the power, not our legislators who tend to ignore their constituents and when they do, they ought to be replaced.
Dana Landers, [07-03-2009] »»»

Clay T Walker, Chicago, IL. 40yrs [07-03-2009]

It is a wonderful website. Thank you.
JOANNE C. McGUIRE, D.C., Hatfield,Pa. [07-03-2009]

God Bless the USA
Peter J. Agnew, Allendale MI [07-03-2009]

God bless America!
don gilligan, cincinnati ohio [07-03-2009]

Hopefully everyone will start reading The Declaration of Independence every 4th of July as well as The Constitution on a yearly basis. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we all knew what they said. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we truly honored our founding fathers for their tremendous sacrifices, courage and the amazing documents they gave us. Wouldn't it be wonderful. Happy Birthday, America. Just remember, freedom....... isn't free.
anonymous [07-03-2009]

Noemi Rodriguez, San Lorenzo Puerto Rico [07-03-2009]

I am ashamed that I have not read this every 4th of July. It is amazing the wisdom these men had and I am very grateful for them and our nation.
Mary S. Berry, Fort Worth, Texas [07-03-2009] »»»

I came to the United States as a legal immigrant from Ireland in 1956 and I've seen so many changes in the country since, some which make me very sad. This is the greatest country in the world and we don't need to apologize to anyone for anything. If it wasn't for the United States, all of Europe would be speaking German today, memories are very short indeed. On this eve of Independence Day, I thank God for this great country that has given me everything that I have and I want to express gratitude to all those who made it possible for us to live in this wonderful land in freedom. May we never take that freedom for granted and stand up for the principals that have made the United States of America the envy of the world. God bless the U.S.A. Happy 4th to all Americans.
Mary, South Hill, Virginia 23970 [07-03-2009] »»»

Dale Schumpert, Saint Paul, MO [07-03-2009] »»»

It is important that we be knowledgable about this document, it's framers and it's history. Of greater importance, each of us, as citizens of this great nation must insure that our children learn of it's importance. If we are ever to fend off the tyranny of government (now more than ever before), we must learn the history of this Republic and the bravery and sacrifice of our Founding Fathers and Mothers.
Kathleen A. Wright, Western New York [07-03-2009]

Todd Hairgrove, Honolulu [07-03-2009]

A nice reminder...If these men could see what we have done to our country today would they be proud?
Amy Arno [07-03-2009]

I thankful we still have these rights. We all need to pay attention to our current situation! We may be at risk of losing them all soon. If we don't do something and/or be very vigilant we probably don't deserve them.
Carl Musial, Tacoma [07-03-2009]

My active service in the US Coast Guard over a half century ago was at the height of the cold war. I applaud the service men and women who today guard our liberty by serving.
Donald Korts [07-03-2009]

Sharyl Phillips, Parrish, FL [07-03-2009]

Today I would like to salute all my brothers and sisters who have worn the uniform and answered duty's call- particularly my 6th great grandfather Capt. Benajah Stone, Connecticut Milita who fought to establish this day as a day to celebrate and all his descendants who have fought to keep it intact.
Dan Stone, Severn, MD [07-03-2009]

I'm proud to be an American.....God Bless America ....keep us safe from all harm...pray for our enemies to come to an understanding of a true democracy.
anonymous [07-03-2009]

Sad how we are uneducated & distorting the original ideas behind the founding of this great, Christian country!
Cherie Brodziski, Eagan, MN; 40yrs. old [07-03-2009]

Andy Cantu, Coppell,Tx 75019 [07-03-2009]

I believe that next to GOD'S word (THE BIBLE) THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE is the most IMPORTANT thing to us as AMERICANS. And We Can't allow anyone to change it or take it away from us. IT is what our country was FOUNDED on.
Gina Elmore, Peru, IN 35 years old [07-03-2009]

Jared Bever, Fort Hood Texas [07-03-2009]

Thanks for a great site to share with my daughter who turns 8 in just a few weeks.
Walter Southwood, Verona, Wisconsin [07-03-2009]

It's amazing that so many issues that made it so we split from Great Brittain we currently debate in our political rallies.
Ingrid Swanson, Pahrump, NV [07-03-2009]

Happy 4th of July! May God Bless the USA and our Troops! "The right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness is granted by God." "The American Dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American Dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become." -- Ronald Reagan
Deborah Lynn Mills, Maple Valley, WA [07-03-2009]

I think every American should have this! Thank you for putting this precious document online
Mary F. Stoeckln, Saint Louis, MO [07-03-2009]

God bless the USA. So many freedoms. So many choices. So many blessing, all possible by our declaration, and God's grace. Salute!
Indiana Bones [07-03-2009]

Would that we would all remember what this country was founded on. We need to read this and The Constitution often as we watch our government destroy all that these brilliant men envisioned and so many of our countrymen and women have bled for. God Bless America
Lisa Martineau Mackie, Arlington Heights, IL [07-03-2009]

I was here! :-) Thanks for creating this on Facebook!
Nancy Erfan, Monterey, CA [07-03-2009]

Great Site.
Robert Longo [07-03-2009] »»»

Your website is wonderful. Thank you.
Gayle Gardner Sheheen, Camden, SC [07-03-2009] »»»

I enjoyed the information that you have on the Signers of the Document. I amd doing my family history and have found some valuable information on several of the signers.
Dennis Doane, Snellville, Georgia [07-03-2009] »»»

Thank you for a comprehensive site on America's First Precious Document. Without it, our Most Precious Document, the Constitution would never have come to pass.
LJ, nyc [07-03-2009]

Sharon Davis [07-03-2009]

May we always 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. May God our Crearor continue to Bless America
Brian K Raynor, nc [07-03-2009]

I am an Infantryman serving in Iraq. I am proud to be a Soldier, to Defend Our Nation, its People, Our Constitution and the Freedoms it enshrines!
Sergeant Cory Rueb US Army, My home is in Washington State, near Fort Lewis [07-03-2009]

May we continue to preserve the wisdom of our forefathers! God Bless the USA! Happy 4th of July my fellow Americans!
Beth Horton, Portland, Oregon [07-03-2009] »»»

i am trying to convey to my adult students how US was created - this site is very helpful, and will help me explain the Declaration of Independence to potential new citizens. thank you
jo ann wiblin, teacher of english as a second language [07-03-2009] »»»

God bless the founding fathers and their families.
Carol Alexander [07-03-2009]

Thank you for making this information available. If we don't cherish our freedoms and the foundation of this nation, we will surely lose it. It's unfortunate that many in this land know so little about it's history.
Esther Kim [07-03-2009]

Do students still read the Declaration or the Constitution in classrooms?
Robert, San Diego, CA [07-03-2009]

bless the lord for the men who risked it all and stood up to a king and his army and created a nation based on an idea that men could govern each other. too bad many of our politicians today have warped that idea into their own idea seeking out fortune and glory and lord help us, their legacy!
john j, tyler [07-03-2009]

Declaration A Truly Deist Document along with The Constitution, The Bill of Rights Making America the first Nation free of Theocracy with true Freedom of Religions
Verhoeven [07-03-2009]

16+ year USAF Veteran.
Laurence Paul Oliver, Kohnson Creek, Wisconsin [07-03-2009]

God Bless our Founding Fathers and those who believe in all they stood for. Please, let us not forget that Freedom is not Free, we must work at it everyday and continue to make sacrifices so that we can keep our loved ones safe. Spread the word so that we can always celebrate July 4th as our Independence Day. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND THOSE WHO HAVE HELPED US CONTINUE TO BE FREE!
Penny M. Reavley Smith, Paonia [07-03-2009]

Michelle Putnam, Decatur, AL [07-03-2009]

I thank God for this Great Nation and for the Men and Women who were willing to sacrifice their all to give us the freedoms we enjoy today. We as a nation can not forget that our founding was done "In God We Trust" Remember those who have gone before and the sacrifices they made to make us free. God Bless America.
Mark Morgan, God Bless America [07-03-2009]

Long live America. My family has been here since 1620. One of my ancestors, Robert Morris, financed the American Revolution!
anonymous [07-03-2009]

I am a decendant of John & Edward Rutledge.
Patty [07-03-2009] »»»

I will always be in awe of the stout courage it took for the signers who took action and stood by their commitments, through painful losses and tortures endured not only for their own belief in what was right, but in their desire for a legacy for us all.
Chris Manion [07-03-2009]

Happy 4th God Bless Us! remember If we take GOD out of our country,we are a country LOST! GOD BLESS AMERICA! GOD BLESS OUR SOLDIERS!
Susan Canning [07-03-2009]

David L. Perry, Naples, Florida [07-03-2009]

Cindi Kiner, Greenfield [07-03-2009]

Connie Holloway, Charlotte, NC [07-03-2009]

Michael Moran, Gramercy, La [07-03-2009]

great site.
anonymous [07-03-2009] »»»

Just found your site. Perhaps if more people had known about this site sooner the outcome of last Pres. elections may have been different. Plan on buying a copy before it gets changed. Thanks for being here.
Sam Lewis Jr., Hyannis MA. [07-03-2009]

We need to get back to our forefathers principals,and to fight for this country, that has given us so much. I wanted to visit this site to share with my grandchildrens how truly blessed they are to live in this great country of ours.God Bless America.
MARIA PAIZ [07-03-2009] »»»

It is with pride I and my sister have preserved certain ancient family documents and geneological research connecting us and our offspring to those "revolutionary" high thinking signers. I and my daughter and son retain the patriotic activism vital to the survival of this nation and precepts of our Declaration of Independence and Constitution and mourn many modern departures, misperceptions, and misuses.
anonymous, an older woman whose mother was a Witherspoon. [07-03-2009]

must read!
Dave Buterbaugh, Farmington, NC [07-03-2009]

Danny Carroll, Grandview, Texas [07-03-2009]

We now live in a data driven world, thaank you for interesting, clear data about our county;s most important era.
Margaret M Ariel, Retired teacher [07-03-2009] »»»

God Bless America! ....God Help Us NOW.
Richard A. Fritz, Urbana, Ohio [07-03-2009] »»»

Every word was carefully chosen. Every phrase is a statement made to the ages. It makes me proud as an American to note that a declaration of the facts leading to the necessity of our independence needed to be stated due to “a decent respect to the opinions of mankind”. And I humbly submit that the free people of America will lead the world toward a better tomorrow only in times when we keep “a firm reliance on the protection of Devine Province”.
Michael B Cooper, Baltimore, MD [07-03-2009]

Happy Independence day to all!
Gina Brown Simon [07-03-2009]

lora [07-03-2009]

The Declaration of Independence will give us strength. Too many similarities of the Tyranical descriptions.
Sue true Blue, Illinois is not all liberal [07-03-2009] »»»

Ron Miller [07-03-2009]

WE The People.
Kevin, WA state [07-03-2009]

This Document says everything! Our job is to be good stewards of this wonderful gift!
Brian Marasco [07-03-2009] »»»

we need to go back to the basics this country was founded on, our history runs deep with the blood, sweat and tears of our fore fathers. i hafto ask myself, if they would be proud of what this country has become today? god bless this great nation, our troops, and every american who takes pride in this nation. land that i love means something to some of us! happy 4th of july america.
ruth ann, warren pa. [07-03-2009]

I agree with Tom from Maine that we may need another revolution to remind our elected officials what their role is in our government. It is not to be served but to serve! Thomas Jefferson and his fellow founders foresaw our situation today as being very possible. What are we going to do about it? This site is very much needed and very informative. I've put it in 'my favorites.'
Mary, Clyde, NC [07-03-2009]

It was a honor to read it all over again. It gave me strenght.
Greg Przybylski, Greenfield, WI,46 [07-03-2009] »»»

Looks like the time is again coming to fight for our freedom!
Delores [07-03-2009]

We wanted to know how many signatures on the document for a trivia question and found this wonderful site.There is so much information just by pushing a few buttons. I learned more this morning in a few minutes than any classroom I was ever in. Many thanks! [07-03-2009]

I found this site while working on my 10th grade research report. This is a very organized and well laid-out site filled with very interesting and helpful information. Let's all try to remember, this fourth of July, that our nation was founded on, and this document was based on christian and biblical principles and morals. Let's all try to act in a Godly and christian manner to ourselves, our neighbors and most importantly, our Creator, who created "all men equal" and all deserving to be treated with respect and dignity from the youngest unborn child to the oldest person, from the most innocent to the most helpless. GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS! GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Grace Green, Alabama [07-03-2009]

This is truly a Deist Document by the description of Our God of Reason and Love.
Alfred P. Verhoeven [07-03-2009]

Lee Ann Rodgers, Denver, CO [07-03-2009]

Louanna Curley [07-03-2009]

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Let Freedom Ring across our great nation!
Gayle Hammer [07-03-2009] »»»

we were learing about the decleration of independence and this website really helped us understand it.
anonymous [07-03-2009] »»»

I found this site while preparing for a musical performance. The information is presented in a clear, logical fashion and was very helpful. God bless the USA!
Bill Piper, Brunswick, GA [07-02-2009] »»»

To those that came before us, I promise you we will keep this nation safe..God bless you, God be with us and may He always bless this great land. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY MY FELLOW AMERICANS!
Rachel Wells, proud american [07-02-2009]

Very Helpful for 4th of July party quiz I'm making.
Jackie, New Jersey [07-02-2009]

thank you for giving away the declaration...i have sent it to all my children,grand children, and friend who love america but are afraid of what is happening to it under the obama administration...god bless you.
BILL SCHWAB, san jacinto, ca. 92583 [07-02-2009] »»»

cindy slycord, Mills River, N.C [07-02-2009]

on the Discovery Channel it claims that the Declaration is written on Hemp is that true?
kylekeating, victorville,ca 40,years old [07-02-2009] »»»

this was helpful in acquiring various information to be put in a binder for the residence of my senior housing....
theresa boziskovich, new york [07-02-2009]

I am continuing to provide Patriotism to all those who know me in my network and I support and defend the Declaration of our Independence and our Constitution of the United States! Thank you for your website!
Darin M. Strauser, Carmel, Indiana, age 39 and Proud of my Country! [07-02-2009] »»»

Wonderful website. Pertinent and interesting information.
Sandy, Spring, Texas Age 61 [07-02-2009] »»»

Happy 4th of July!
M. Wilhelm, Wheaton, Illinois [07-01-2009]

Thank you for helping to keep our Nation's History alive! Our children have enjoyed this website and I am now sharing it with our community as a link on our Farmers Market e-newsletter!
Laurie Gilbertson, Duvall, Washington 98019 [07-01-2009]

n, n [07-01-2009]

This is great!
Kim Hilton [07-01-2009] »»»

I was Impressed about all the information I read. Josiah Bartlatt, was my grandfather was down the line. I would like to no more about the family line. Thank you.
Anita Davies [07-01-2009]

it getz dumb!
B!GG!3, im from oak town [07-01-2009]

Great site! I'm going over the history of our country with my children and your site makes this study clear. Please keep up your fine work. Steven Hatfield Lakeview, Oregon
Steven Hatfield, Lakeview, Oregon [07-01-2009]

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