"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."
As citizens of the USA, it is up to us, "We the people," to protect and exercise these rights in our daily lives, and to pass these rights on to the future generations.
We should never underestimate the power of the people, collectively, and in our own selves in making positive changes in our lives and of those around us. We are truly blessed to have the power of the ballet over the bullet and we should exercise it at every opportunity to keep our politicians honest and unswayed by the special interest groups. The government is a representation of the people, by the people, for the people, not the other way around. We should never forget that an elected government official is a servant of the public, and we should hold these people to the highest ideals and expect the best from them.
Use this special day to remind yourself to declare your own independence day from irresponsible spending and to reaffirm to your self to manage your debt responsibly so as not to become a slave due to unmanageable debt.