Reply To: New NC License Plate – Mecklenburg Declaration


Oh, right. Pardon my gaffe.

The reason it’s not usually counted the first declaration of independence is that the signatories stood only for that county, not for an entire colony, and the idea that a county was sovereign was not one of the Patriots’ popular ideas. In fact, I can’t think of anyone who said so.

So, again, VA was the first state to establish its independence.