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,...After reading this I have my students answer the question, “Where do our rights come from?” Most students will answer, “The government.” Another group throws in all kinds of creative answers. A few will actually pay attention to what they read and answer, “God.”
Our country is based on the belief that our rights are from God, not the government. That means that no government or politician can take those rights away from us. It means that those rights cannot be changed, edited or adjusted to the cultural norms of the days.
Don’t let the phoney mantra of “separation of church and state” divert you from the central truth that was agreed on by the men at the Constitutional Convention. God is the author of our freedom, period. There may have been many different understandings of this God and how He was involved with mankind but He was the God of the Bible in general terms.
Without the God of the Bible we will not long have the rights we are used to.
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