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What Do Americans Believe? Thoughts on the Declaration’s Preamble

Written by Judge Kenton Skarin

Republished with permission from

The genius of the Declaration of Independence is the way it packs the entire philosophy of American government into a very few lines.  Listen to what it tells us:

1) “We hold these truths to be self-evident” – What follows is so true that anyone can see it for themselves.

2) “all men are created equal” – People are not “judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,” in Dr.… Continue Reading