The Declaration of Independence Part of American Law
Dear Friends, A few years ago a man asked me, "How can you claim the Constitution and the founding of America has religious or Christian roots when the Constitution doesn't even mention Christ, God, or the Bible?" In my answer to him I reminded him that it wasn't the purpose of the Constitution to set forth basic beliefs. The Constitution outlines the plan of government in its divided, limited, and balanced powers. Then I said to him, "You know we have two great founding documents in America. The other is the Declaration of Independence. It speaks of our beliefs all the way through. That is where you can find a declaration of Americans' belief in God." As we approach another July 4th celebration, it seems an appropriate time to review the principles of liberty, the basic beliefs, and the principles of independence which are contained in this marvelous document of freedom. I am convinced if Americans really knew and held to what was contained in the Declaration of Independence, it would lead to solutions to every problem which plagues us today. The Constitution of the United States sets up a government by which fallible, imperfect man, with all his passions and temptations, could best preserve the beliefs and concepts outlined in the Declaration.