Despite two altogether serious posts about the 4th of July, I still remain a person who enjoys good humor.
So, in honor of Independence Day, I give you the venerable H.L. Mencken's "translation" of the Declaration of Independence in modern (for 1921), everyday language that everyone can understand! For the record, Mencken was a formidable editorialist of the Baltimore Sun who did some great research on the American language. His writings are fun, well-written, and his character is even better. I strongly encourage everyone to "get to know" Mr. Mencken.