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A Declaration Simple of Truths

In The Haters on 05/07/2010 at 07:08

It is remarkable that, in the elapsed 234 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, so many people are in utter confusion as to its purpose and the intent of its signatories.

The first thing liberal critics rush to point out is that the signers were hypocrites when they wrote, “ … all men are created equal … ” and of course nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, in a passage that was later deleted by the body, Jefferson, the Declaration’s primary author, made a strong indictment of Great Britain’s involvement in the slave trade.

But a lack of understanding (or an intentional blurring of the facts) of Jefferson’s life and his philosophy on the subject of slavery provides liberals with an opportunity to undermine the document by slandering the man.

Jefferson was in a way a victim of the society in which he lived. The agrarian culture of the South was built upon slavery; Jefferson and Washington and Light Horse Harry Lee did not create slavery, they inherited it and all of its contradictions and the woes that came with it.

The modern Court sees a conflict between the Declaration and the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

[T]he Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them [one people], a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.
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 . . . .

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.

Just as they see a disingenuousness in Jefferson’s Declaration, liberal justices today see a contradiction with the national declaration and their reading of the Constitution on religion. And their hypocrisy is glaring.

Rather than admit that they simply want to redact any reference to the freedom of religion from the founding documents, justices like Hugo Black, in Everson v. Board of Education, have simply redefined the founders’ intent. Thus the myth of Separation of Church and State.

And the proverbial “can of worms” is open. Today gun rights, religion, ownership of land, and indeed life itself are under constant assault by liberal groups that know they have a chance to undermine the intents and purposes of the drafters of the Declaration and the subsequent Constitution.

The Founders framed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, not to restrict the rights of the people, but to impeded the rights of government upon the people.

A seventh grader can read and understand the Declaration of Independence it is so simple in its language. “We hold these truths to be self evident … .” So plain that its framers believed those truths should not need great delineation.

This week more than any other Americans should read the Declaration of Independence. It is a declaration of simple truths and it represents the American dream, a dream that evil forces in this nation are trying to destroy.

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  1. Thanks for this great piece….so true

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