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The Declaration of Independence
Friday, July 04, 2008

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A national holiday, all because of a piece of paper? Have you seen the movie, "National Treasure"?


The plot is simple: a treasure map was hidden on the back of the Declaration of Independence, so Nicholas Cage decides to steal the treasured document.
What follows is a pretty good action film, mostly clean fiction, safe for family viewing.

But is it really fiction?

Of course we are not talking about an ancient Masonic treasure map, but you can make a pretty good case that the Declaration of Independence has been largely stolen from America. Sure, we still celebrate the signing today, the 4th of July, but when is the last time you read the Declaration or heard a sermon about it?

 Did you read it in school? Did you learn about its core principles? Did you memorize those famous words: "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, that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed..."

It seems somebody beat Nicholas Cage to the treasure. In large part, the Declaration and the core founding principles it explains, have been stolen from today's culture. We don't hear the words or debate their meanings anymore. 

It’s as if our very history has been stolen away.

There is a group of people seeking to rediscover America's national treasures. You'll find them at aproundtable.org. No, it’s not a secret society. Why not rediscover America, enjoy the adventure.   

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The Declaration of Independence -
July 4th, 2008

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