"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.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to
effect their Safety and Happiness."
Wow! I can almost sense that if we said something like this in the public square today we would be stoned to death. Can you believe that the founding fathers of our country were so bold? The above statement is a direct quote of the Declaration of Independence, July 4 1776!
If we excuse ourselves from all things God, like the pledge of allegiance, then we give away our unalienable rights! They are God given and only when we acknowledge that and ask for His protection will we be allowed to keep them.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are evolved equal..."
That is a self defeating statement! evolution implies UN-Equality. Right? Only the strong and adaptable survive?
"... that they are endowed by their own will with certain unalienable Rights..."
Who decides then? A fanatical Senator like Dick Durbin that thinks treatment of Iraqi POW's is comparable to the Nazi death camps during world war 2?
No, friends, my unalienable Rights are firmly grounded in Truth. They are granted to me by my Creator, the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob. Not even through death can any government or person take them away, because Jesus has overcome death!
Don't let the pride and arrogance of the (post)modern enlightened man sway you to forget Who grants your unalienable rights! Never forget the principles that this country was founded on! Thank our Creator and say your pledge with honor:
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
"This will be the best security for maintaining our liberties. A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins."- Ben Franklin