L. Neil Smith likes to point out today is the actual anniversary of the unanimous approval of the Declaration of Independence by the representatives of the people. They didn't manage to all sign the thing until 2 August.
Me, I just say, "Nice try, Mr. Jefferson! Nice try, but it didn't work; they started nibbling away at it before it even hit the ground." Still, we gave it a heck of a run. One heck of a run.
History lesson: "Some colonies held back from endorsing independence. Resistance was centered in the middle colonies of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware." And, as Tam just remarked, "It still is."
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