WND Â© 2011 In a few days on July 4, we will once again commemorate the work and courage of America's 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Few words are as inspiring as those that rallied patriots in 1776:
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. 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. â€“ That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. â€¦
Rights endowed by their Creator (Nature's God) and secured by government?
That doesn't exactly sound like yesterday's news or today's understanding of God and government.
Read more: Founders vs. NBC, New York atheists, Part 1 http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=315777#ixzz1QTQ7cGAi