Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Fourth of July

The US Constitution, the practical outline of our governmental institutions, is completely secular by design. However, the Declaration of Independence, the philosophical basis for the nation's founding, sets that foundation on the support of an undefined creator God.
...the laws of nature and of nature's God...
...they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights...
...with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence...
Since the Declaration was signed on this date 234 years ago, the interplay between the secular and religious has been a key theme in public and legal life. Arthur Gugick built this great Independence Hall.

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