What are the declarations in the Declaration of Independence?

“What is a declaration?” my son asked. It was a perfect segway into the study of the Declaration of Independence. After reading and having a discussion we came up with three principle declarations:

  1. All men are created equal and have God-given rights
  2. We have the right to fight against tyranny and anyone who tries to take away those God-given rights.
  3. We have the right to work together and “pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor” to protect those God-given rights.

When the Founding Fathers discovered these higher principles they declared, “These truths are monumental discoveries.

What monumental discoveries are we seeking for today? What declarations are we teaching? Are we preaching what we practice?

With Increasing Light and Learning,


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