On this day in 1776, the Second Continental Congress approved the resolution of Richard Henry Lee that read, “these United Colonies are, and of right out to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and out to be, totally dissolved.”
Some of the founders, including John Adams, believed July 2nd would be the date the country would celebrate its independence. Regarding the holiday, Adams wrote, “[Independence Day] will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival.”
So, happy alternative Independence Day! On this historic weekend of monumental importance, The Empowerment Alliance renews its commitment to fighting for, restoring, and protecting American Energy Independence. We view national energy independence as a component of the greater freedom and independence that our Founding Fathers described while laying out the principles of our great Republic.