The 4th of July - Independence for America!

July 4th, 1776 was the day the Declaration of Independence was approved (it was actually signed on July 2nd, 1776, although there is also debate about this. I was not there so I am not sure), declaring to the world that the 13 states were united as one and became the United States of America.

I believe that America is such a strong country because we have gotten the best and brightest from around the world. America offers opportunity that other countries do not allow and these opportunities are what bring the best and the brightest to America's shores on a daily basis.

The line:

"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."

is what makes this country great and I for one am proud to be an American.
What does this have to with the legal community? A lot. Lawyers get a lot of grief for the work they do but I know that when someone is in trouble they call a lawyer. When someone needs to make sure their family is provided for in times of trouble they call a lawyer. When justice needs to be served lawyers are there presenting there arguments as to what the best course of justice is. Innocent until proven guilty is so critical to this country. Many countries don't care of guilt or innocence, they just care about the agenda which serves their own needs. Well, in America, Justice is the agenda and it serves no man.
I enjoy working with attorneys which is funny because my political views are very different from many of the attorneys I am proud to call my client. But one area we always agree on is the fact that when the lone person is fighting against a system that far larger than they are and has more resources than they ever will, the one thing standing between them and injustice is an attorney that makes the strongest, most powerful government in the history of mankind equal to that one lone person.

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