"No other theory is adequate to explain or comprehend the Declaration of Independence. It is the product of the spiritual insight of the people. We live in an age of science and of abounding accumulation of material things. These did not create our Declaration. Our Declaration created them. The things of the spirit come first. Unless we cling to that, all our material prosperity, overwhelming though it may appear, will turn to a barren sceptre in our grasp. If we are to maintain the great heritage which has been bequeathed to us, we must be like-minded as the fathers who created it. We must not sink into a pagan materialism. We must cultivate the reverence which they had for the things that are holy. We must follow the spiritual and moral leadership which they showed. We must keep replenished, that they may glow with a more compelling flame, the altar fires before which they worshiped."
Calvin Coolidge
(1872-1933) 30th US President
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 -- Ronw13, Idaho      
WOW ! ! ! AMEN, AND AMEN AND AMEN ! ! ! We hold these truths to be self evident. History repeating itself proves this over and over and over again. The natural law that was recognized within the Declaration of Independence (the law of nature and of nature's God) or that which defines that which is (absolute science, gravity, physics, math, life, liberty, property) supersedes all other claimed forms of tyranny and applications (socialism, Keynesian economics, immorality, etc., etc., etc.).

 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- jim k, austin      
    Another reason I believe every American upon coming of age should be given the choice to sign the Declaration of Independence.  Those that do will have a part in the electing of representatives.  Those that don't will still be treated as children and wards of the State  they would not be eligible for voting on representatives because only a republican form of government is permitted in these Unites States, and our representatives are to be representative of a sovereign people, not would-be subjects of a Crown.  In a free republic, no one is permitted to be a slave  even if they want to be. ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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