On July 2, 1776 the Continental Congress approved separation from Great Britain. The final version of the Declaration of Independence was finished and adopted by the twelve American colonies. The Founders and the colonies sought independence from the despotism of Great Britain and sought to create a nation with a separation of powers instead of being ruled by a king. This 4th of July celebrate the United States separation from Great Britain and the Declaration of Independence.
The United States was founded on the philosophical ideas from great thinkers such as John Locke who believed in limited government and individual liberty. The government has no right to intrude upon its citizens’ natural rights that include “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” The founders’ understanding of happiness was influenced by John Locke who wrote in an Essay Concerning Human Understanding that “The necessity of pursuing happiness [is] the foundation of liberty.” It is this very idea of happiness that is the cornerstone of the single life.
Singles have the autonomy to go and to do as they please without the restraint of a significant other. The single life gives mobility to singles that allows them to travel undeterred without obligation to another person or commitments that would prevent them from doing as they please. The Declaration of Independence was a formal break up letter to Great Britain that the colonies were through with being ruled by a king. Singles should adopt the liberty of the single life and declare freedom from anything that keeps them from being the best version of themselves. This 4th of July celebrate the Declaration of Independence, the colonies separation from Great Britain, and the independence of the single life.