Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Holiness

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240 years ago yesterday, July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted the words of the Declaration of Independence.

Among the most famous lines is this: that all men “are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Those who founded the United States of America determined that these rights were failing to be respected and protected by the government of England to which they were subject, and thus a new country was born.

A government that seeks protect these “unalienable Rights” is in very large measure a blessing to live under.… Continue reading

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