“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence …”
Many Americans do not really understand America.
If you think your rights come from man – a political leader or party, the government – then you don’t understand what makes America unique.
America is the first nation in world history to be founded upon natural law. It may be the only nation on the planet today with its roots in natural law. See The Brilliance of Natural Law.
It does not come from man – natural law comes directly from the Creator. It does not come from a king, a social compact, a politician or political party, or any government.
And so the rights that flow from natural law are “unalienable” … this means because they are given by the Creator, they cannot be taken away by any man or any government.
Thomas Jefferson wrote of “the laws of Nature and of Nature’s God” in the Declaration of Independence. The Preamble [see why President Woodrow Wilson despised the Preamble] establishes that the Creator has endowed all mankind freedom and unalienable rights.
“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 …”
“We hold these truths …” Natural law is made up of truths revealed. Natural law is not composed by man or the State. The truth itself is unalienable – not capable of being repudiated.
“To be self-evident …” These truths are manifestly evident to everyone by reflecting on creation, studying history with honesty, and listening to our conscience. As we reflect and reason, we simply know them to be true.
“All men are created equal …” We are not guaranteed “equal” lives, yet we are created equal and may pursue happiness, making of our lives what we will.
“We are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights …” Our birthrights come from the Creator, not the State. If human government can give us rights, they can take them away. No, these rights are unalienable – they cannot be transferred to another and they cannot be repudiated. By anyone, including the State.
They risked it all for the chance to forge the nation they were seeing.
“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 …”
“We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
Some good things are happening with more Americans discovering our Founding DNA. Let’s be grateful for America. It’s people are not perfect, but an honest look at history shows that America is unique in the history of nations.
New Rasmussen Reports national survey: Americans Still Agree With Declaration of Independence
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