What Americans are celebrating this long weekend, whether we know it or not, is a relatively brief document of fewer than two-thousand words, including the names of it’s 56 signers, that makes us a unique country in the whole world. It is a document taken very seriously by those who wrote it and signed it because they had a lot to lose if what they were proposing didn’t happen. As it is, many did lose a lot by signing this paper.
Declaration Calls on God
But we have gained, and America would be in much better shape than it is today if we would adhere more closely to it. Among the high points of this document: In the very first paragraph it is God who entitles us to the freedom we are seeking. This paragraph says most clearly that we are endowed by our Creator with the right to life, and paragraph three makes it clear that the job of government is to secure these rights. It says nothing about Government being allowed to take away these rights.
From paragraph four on the declaration gives the reasons — “the long train of abuses and usurpations ” — for breaking away from England, and in particular from “the intolerable behavior of the present King of Great Britain,” who has established an absolute tyranny over the colonies. We count at least twenty-seven major injustices and violations of the people of the colonies, and the declaration concludes with an appeal to “the Supreme Judge of the World for the rectitude of our intentions” and
in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved.
The Declaration ends “with a firm reliance on the Protection of Divine Providence.”
The Inalienable Right to Life
So the Declaration we are all celebrating this weekend with Sousa marches, fireworks, picnics and flags, is essentially a prayer that is still being prayed because many of the tyrannies it tried to correct have been revisited, many of its pledges violated. The inalienable right to Life has been removed from a whole class of people, though these rights were clearly seen as being granted by the Creator, not by the government. While many of the twenty-seven complaints have, from time to time, been violated by our new governing bodies, none has been more egregiously violated than this very first unalienable right.
So while we are celebrating this Declaration of Independence in 2004, let us join the prayers of the 56 original signers and join them in asking Almighty God to return our nation to the intent of these founders. Otherwise all the pomp and circumstance this weekend will ring hollow and remain hollow so long as one abortion mill is still grinding out dead American babies who were solemnly granted with great sacrifice and courage, an unalienable right to life. There is no liberty that allows abortion, and there will be no true happiness no matter how intense it is pursued, until every unborn child is protected from the abortionists’ killing tools.
Happy 228th Independence Day. May it soon return to its original intent.
More Stunning Ultrasound Images
Did you catch the ultrasound pictures capturing the image of a twelve-week old unborn baby walking in the womb, yawning and rubbing his eyes. The photographs of this baby were actually shown in the June 30 Chicago Sun-Times. The scans were taken by British OB Stuart Cambell of London and were printed in the London Evening Standard. For more pictures check createhealth.org.
Face the Truth Tour July 7-17
The baby-killers lose more and more ground every day. And we will be helping them lose more ground with our two-week Face the Truth Tour from July 7 through 17. Join us.