Happy Independence Day from Solid Signal

It was 244 years ago that a group of very dedicated people sat in a room and looked for the first time at a document that would become one of the most famous and influential in the world. It said,

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

(Keep in mind, language wasn’t as inclusive then, and women are just as important.)

The Declaration of Independence said that 13 distant colonies intended to break away from tyranny, from a form of rule they thought unfair and a government that they didn’t think represented them. It was obviously a pivotal moment in American history and one that we’ve celebrated ever since.

The best days are ahead

We’ve endured a lot. It seems like the last year has tested all of us. It hasn’t been the first time, though, and it won’t be the last. We’ve made it through wars, sickness, economic downturns and more in the past. There’s every reason to be optimistic that things will turn around and that we will be stronger than ever in the future.

The United States of America was founded on a fairly revolutionary idea. It wasn’t the world’s first representative republic. It wasn’t the first country to be founded around a set of written rules. But, thanks to some really forward thinking by a few people, the documents created by our founders have helped us interpret each challenge we face.

We’ll be back on Monday

Solid Signal’s 100% US-based call center is closed today so our staff can celebrate right along with you. Our shipping department, along with UPS, Fedex, and the Postal Service, are all closed as well. You can order from our site, and your order will be filled as soon as possible.

Until then, happy 4th of July from the whole Solid Signal family!

About the Author

Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.