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To: wingnuts'nbolts
"...the United States of America did not exist until the Revolutionary War was won..."

In reading the last paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, I see where the Founders may have not agreed with you.

"We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought 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 ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."

The United States existed from the moment that the decision was made to break from England, the War was England not willing to sit idle and accept that break.

38 posted on 12/03/2001 6:59:04 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Thank you for that quote. I see that I was wrong and that we were indeed the United States of America from that notification to Briton of our intent. Interesting stuff.
45 posted on 12/04/2001 2:58:02 AM PST by wingnuts'nbolts
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