Declaration: (n) an announcement
It is virtually impossible to think about the word “declaration” without completing it with “of Independence.”
You know why?
They lucked out.
In other words, if they had declared independence and lost the war, we would be looking for a declaration of something else.
And keep in mind, our forefathers tried real hard to lose.
If you study history, their habits, prejudices and analyze their whining, it’s a wonder they were able to actually put together the document itself.
If there is a possible way to do it wrong, the Continental Congress, George Washington and all the colonists found it.
They didn’t know what they were doing.
Mistakes were made.
Maybe before starting a war, you could have an army. And in the process of gathering that army, you could make sure they had guns, food to eat, and refrained from shooting each other.
The thirteen colonies did not agree on anything.
Except all of them hated King George.
King George III has been documented by history to be certifiably insane.
If there had been a nicer or better king in England, we all would be eating a helluva lot more fish and chips.
So in the pursuit of a declaration, keep in mind that someone might come along and stick a musket up your nose and say, “Prove it.”
When this happens?
Be prepared to fumble, falter and fail your way to freedom.