Democratic Party chairman Lulzim Basha sent a message today to Albanian citizens quoting parts from the United States Declaration of Independence on its Independence Day.
Basha accompanied his message with a picture of the June 21 protest in front of the prime ministry building in Tirana.
"I’d like to begin this July 4 with the most famous quotation from the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness.
Happy Independence Day, America! God bless America! God save Albania”, Basha wrote today.