True America Is Not For The Servile!

Posted: July 5, 2013 in Category - Declaration, True America Is Not For The Servile!

The Declaration of Independence and the American Creed

 

July 2nd, 2013

 

The Declaration of Independence contains the clearest, most concise, and most eloquent articulation of the American creed: a political definition of man in two axioms, and three corollary propositions on government.

 The self-evident truths of the Declaration of Independence, whose 237th birthday we celebrate on Thursday, aren’t as widely thought to be “self-evident” as they once were. They have been forgotten by many and transformed beyond recognition by others.

Our president, for example, is fond of invoking the Declaration’s equality principle in support of redefining marriage. Speaking at a reception for LGBT Pride Month, he claimed that same-sex marriage could “be traced back to our Declaration of Independence—the fundamental principle that all of us are created equal.”

Yet some conservatives worry that Obama may actually be right. They wonder out loud whether all the talk of equality and liberty doesn’t set the stage for the egalitarianism and licentiousness of modern liberalism. They are wary of rights and wonder why the Declaration doesn’t talk more of duty, community, and family. . .

Read article at The Witherspoon Institute

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