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Remembering Basic Principles

July 3, 2013
By THE INTELLIGENCER , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

When the Founders of our great nation gathered 237 years ago to sign the Declaration of Independence, they had only an idea of the magnificent country to which they were giving life. But even in those early days, men such as Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock and John Adams knew how important it would be to explain that the people who carved out 13 colonies on a new continent, and who created a powerful nation, had done so by the sweat of their own brows.

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