The Founding Fathers The Declaration of Independence and…

The Founding Fathers, The Declaration of Independence, and The Arab Spring

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 – The Declaration of Independence

All men. When Thomas Jefferson penned these famous words in the Declaration of Independence in 1776 he didn’t write “the people of the British Colonies.” He chose the words “all men” for a reason. The two principle beliefs articulated by the Declaration of Independence – Natural Law and the Right of Revolution, were not stated in narrow terms. America was setting an example for the world.

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