Saturday, July 4, 2009

The God references in the Declaration of Independence

  1. "the laws of nature and of nature's God" entitle the 13 Colonies to separate from Great Britain;
  2. "their Creator" endows all people with rights that cannot justly be taken from them;
  3. the signers of the Declaration seek justification from "the Supreme Judge of the world";
  4. the signers look to "Divine Providence" as the reliable protection of the emerging states.

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