"They [the founders] proclaimed to all the world
the revolutionary doctrine of the divine rights of the common man.
That doctrine has ever since been the heart of the American faith."
by:
Dwight D. Eisenhower
(1890-1969), 34th US President, WWII General
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 -- Joe, Rochester, MI      
Ah, high points on content, but spoken like a true founder of the NSA; actions speak louder than words.
 -- Gölök Zoltán Leenderdt Franco Buday, Vancouver, GVRD(Paine Cnty), Coastal Lwr Mainland BC(State of Neo Sumer), U.S. of Eh!     
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    America must have had a bypass...
     -- Logan, Memphis, TN     
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    Emabarrassingly phantasmagorical, protean, perhaps schizophrenic?
     -- David L. Rosenthal, Hollywood, FL     
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    Great words if only they were true. The heart of the American faith has been to rob from the poor and give to the rich. Always has been and is still.
     -- Dick, Fort Worth     
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     -- John, Huntington, NY      
    Hey Dick,you are one!
     -- Crystal, Pittsburgh,PA     
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    As a founding sentiment, I agree. As goes the current statist theocracy that infests this land, I agree with Logan.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    It is to this ideology that Americans must be faithful. It is to the Constitution that we must be patriots and make a speedy return...or lose America.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Dick, Ft Worth, Your statement is nonsense. The poor, by definition have nothing so why on earth would robbing them to give to the rich make any sense.
     -- jim k, Austin,Tx     
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    The divine rights of the common man may be the heart of the American faith, but is hardly the current practice of the US government. The State subjugates the poor, the middle class, industry, transportation, communications, agriculture, manufacturing, military -- all are under the thumb of the ruling class which has hijacked the US government and turned it into a tool for aristocratic imperialism. We call them Democrats and Republicans and they are completely beholden to the 'debt-as-money' system run by the private Federal Reserve Bank. We are encouraged to delude ourselves continually by these slavers -- in 100 years they have turned the most prosperous nation on Earth into a bankrupt entity drowning in script -- we have traded our real property and labors for Monopoly money that is becoming worth less day after day after day. And it is our RIGHT and dare I say our DUTY to stop this iniquitous tyranny NOW by any means necessary.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    I would change only two words; "They [the founders] proclaimed to all the world the revolutionary doctrine of the (delete divine) rights of the common man. That doctrine has ever since been the heart of the American People (delete faith)." Then I would give it 5 stars
     -- RBESRQ     
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    A lovely sentiment -- too bad it's never been true in practice.
     -- Laura, New York     
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    The only religolistic standing offered to man at this time. Knowing that our rights of liberty and freedom are divine. Let us look at the thirteen points of the laws of divine government governing those that lend, and the four points of judgement of him that lendeth.The jubalie ( 50 release ) and the 7 year release to insure heritage and inheritance to the children of this nation. The old 66 is where you will find these truths. The book that is so hard to read, the words our founding fathers trusted as the word of God. Because at that time the common man had been released from bondage by the right of liberty and freedom through the knowledge they recieved from the thirteenth books written by the thirteenth apostle, Paul. Which in turn they recieved access to the words of truth upon which the veal was removed in Christ. The Godly inocent blood, upon the alter of freedom. Giving life and authority to our souls and lives as new creatures and a new nation having the right to preach the truth with out reservation or dought. preach the word, be instant in season out of season. The words of liberty and freedom.
     -- R. Pittman, Salem     
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    No comments Mr President Obama or any of your friends ?
     -- Ron, Salem     
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    There's nothing divine about our rights - our rights are given to us by the law of nature. Our rights have never been guided by divine influence but by the struggle and suffering of the peoples' of the world and will continue to do so...........
     -- Robert, St. Emilion, France     
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    I trust the General's accuracy has been permanently displayed somewhere: this is a truism rarely understood.
     -- Bob, Charlotte, VT     
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     -- privateer, El Cajon      
    Robert from France, considering your statement regarding the origin of rights and whether the concept of divine rights under natural law as was laid out in our Declaration of Independence at the birth of our nation is true, I believe the success of the American experience has proven that it is, at least until present day since America has turned its face away from God and the principles it was founded on and now suffering now from moral decay we are witnessing the natural law consequences of this.
     -- Mike, Pleasant Hill     
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     -- Mary - MI      
     
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