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A Declaration
Terri Steele

A Declaration

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
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. That 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.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Excerpt, Declaration of Independence

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Yiannis Pavlis11-Jul-2007 11:57
Your excellent perspective provides great view.beautiful light and color.v
clark langley11-Jul-2007 02:26
WOW Terri I keep going back to this picture. It is great!!
Did you see it coming and posiyon yourself, or just fall onto it?
Mindy McNaugher11-Jul-2007 01:37
Dramatic and stunning image! Vote!
yomaki10-Jul-2007 20:31
superb image! very impressive! Vote
clark langley10-Jul-2007 05:17
Awesome Terri AWESOME!!
Apostolos Tikopoulos08-Jul-2007 12:26
Great lighting and colors. v.
Gervan08-Jul-2007 01:19
A fantastic image and an interesting partial declaration added. V.
Guest 06-Jul-2007 21:45
Beautifully done, Terri. Great shot.
Richard Calmes06-Jul-2007 13:30
Wonderful colors! V
Gary Perkins06-Jul-2007 09:49
brilliant, brilliant shot, huge v
Jay Levin05-Jul-2007 17:26
Awesome shot. Vote
Joy Miller05-Jul-2007 15:51
Like the composition and thought.
Joy Miller05-Jul-2007 15:47
Like the composition and thought.
William Tockes05-Jul-2007 04:46
Love the colors from the sunset and the declaration, very well done.
Linda Willets05-Jul-2007 03:05
Terri.. this just takes my breath away.. big vote.
blizzard05-Jul-2007 00:24
brillinatly compossed
very profesional camera work
Andrew John Jones04-Jul-2007 21:41
great image and what a sky
Carol Breton04-Jul-2007 21:18
Perfect! Vote.
Eric Carrère04-Jul-2007 20:02
Very nice picture Terri :o)
edwina beaumont04-Jul-2007 19:50
a great statement
silvia marmori04-Jul-2007 19:16
an impressive homage to your independence's day!
wonderful work!
Rich Westfall04-Jul-2007 18:49
Awesome shot, Terri.
Glendower04-Jul-2007 18:39
Superb image, very well done!
marie-jose wolff04-Jul-2007 18:35
excellent shot, gorgeous colors! Vote.
Priya Shailesh04-Jul-2007 17:13
Excellent capture, love the sky...
Linda Matta04-Jul-2007 16:41
Matthew Mannell04-Jul-2007 15:37
Very nice work...
Kathy Pedersen04-Jul-2007 15:31
Very dramatic image with a strong message!
Kim04-Jul-2007 14:36
An EXCEPTIONAL photo, Terri! V
glimpses by lu04-Jul-2007 14:01
A stunning caputre and our Declaration of America is a reminder of the freedom we all must pursue daily!! Thank you and Happy Freedom Day!!!!! peace always
Janet Forjan-Freedman04-Jul-2007 13:56
Very moving capture! Janet
Vince04-Jul-2007 13:46
Lovely dramatic sky. Vote.
Katie Chew04-Jul-2007 13:44
Excellent! V
Cindi Smith04-Jul-2007 13:23
Beautiful, Terri! I love the exerpt from the Declaration too! This is so special for this day! Absolutely touching! V
Cecil Gardner04-Jul-2007 09:30
Very beautiful shot! v.
Enny04-Jul-2007 08:54
Excellent done.
akleja04-Jul-2007 08:28
Excellent! V
Abescat Charles04-Jul-2007 06:37
Nice shot for Commemorative moment!
Debbie Blackburn Beierle04-Jul-2007 06:27
Dramatic! vote
QUERIDO04-Jul-2007 06:12
Excellent shot,vote
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