This is the day we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Ok... so it actually happened on July 3rd... just skip that. To me, what stands preeminent in the greatness of our country is embodied in the beginning of the Declaration. The Declaration of Independence states unequivocally that people have rights simply because of their personhood. Their rights are not given to them by a government or a king, their rights inherently belong to them because they are born. They are given by their creator, not by any instrument of man. The Declaration of Independence insists that any king or government that tries to usurp those rights is a tyrant and no longer worthy to rule.