4th of July - Creed

4th of July - Creed

<div style="text-align: center" mce_style="text-align: center"><a href="http://bigcountryhomepage.com/holiday/4thofJuly/fulltext?nxd_id=151752" mce_href="http://bigcountryhomepage.com/holiday/4thofJuly/fulltext?nxd_id=151752"><img src="/images/Multi_Media/bigcountryhomepage/nxd_media/img/gif/2009_06/fdeddf4c-0645-4354-0940-cf95d986ef27/raw.gif" mce_src="images/Multi_Media/bigcountryhomepage/nxd_media/img/gif/2009_06/fdeddf4c-0645-4354-0940-cf95d986ef27/raw.gif" alt=" " style="border-width: 0px; margin: 5px" mce_style="border-width: 0px; margin: 5px" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5"></a> <br><a href="http://bigcountryhomepage.com/holiday/4thofJuly/fulltext?nxd_id=151752" mce_href="http://bigcountryhomepage.com/holiday/4thofJuly/fulltext?nxd_id=151752">America's Creed</a> <br></div>

THE AMERICAN'S CREED

I BELIEVE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS A GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE; WHOSE JUST POWERS ARE DERIVED FROM THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED; A DEMOCRACY IN A REPUBLIC, A SOVEREIGN NATION OF MANY SOVEREIGN STATES; A PERFECT UNION, ONE AND INSEPARABLE; ESTABLISHED UPON THOSE PRINCIPLES OF FREEDOM, EQUALITY, JUSTICE, AND HUMANITY FOR WHICH AMERICAN PATRIOTS SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES AND FORTUNES.
I THEREFORE BELIEVE IT IS MY DUTY TO MY COUNTRY TO LOVE IT, TO SUPPORT ITS CONSTITUTION; TO OBEY ITS LAWS; TO RESPECT ITS FLAG; AND TO DEFEND IT AGAINST ALL ENEMIES.

The Creed was written in 1918 by William Tyler Page of Friendship Heights, Maryland in the course of a nationwide contest on the subject. Page was a descendent of President Tyler, and Representative John Page, who served in the Congress from 1789-97.

William Tyler Page began his government career as a Congressional page in December of 1881. In 1919, he was elected Clerk of the House of Representatives, and held that position until December of 1931. a new post, Emeritus Minority Clerk, was then created for him which he occupied until his death on October 20, 1942.

Courtesy: Federal Citizen Information Center

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