"It's not you, it's me. Actually, never mind...it is you."
The Declaration of Independence, is exactly that: the declaration or public announcement that the colonies were officially independent, or on their own. Think of it as kind of a break-up letter from the colonies to the King of England, only instead of all that "it's not you, it's me" and "I think we've just grown apart" nonsense, it's more like "you're a jerk and you treated us like a piece of garbage, so peace out, have a nice life!" Check out the DOI (Declaration of Independence) transcript and the DOI Break-Up Letter below, and see if you can draw comparisons between the two.
Mr. Joseph Dalesandro