Today is America’s Birthday

**Previously recorded by Phyllis Schlafly // July 2011 **

It seems like schools today are obsessed with teaching tolerance, diversity and multiculturalism. It is really much more important that young American citizens have an understanding of our nation’s founding documents, such as the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution, as well as the character and thinking of the men who wrote those great documents that have stood the test of time for two centuries.

It is important that young people respect our Judeo-Christian origins in order to be able to be able to defend our country, our schools, and our institutions against attacks by those who are trying to transform us into a completely secular society. Those who attended public schools probably missed out on this part of American history.

Indeed, the prevailing dogma of Political Correctness decrees that the entire Judeo-Christian heritage be excluded from the teaching of history. Young people need to know the history and the literature of the western tradition if we are to preserve our freedom, because freedom only flourishes in Judeo-Christian countries.

Most schools are not in session in July, so you are on your own this Fourth of July to find a copy of the Declaration of Independence and read it thoughtfully. It is America’s great religious document, the official and unequivocal proclamation by the American people of our belief and faith in God.

The Declaration affirms God’s existence as a “self-evident” truth. That means it requires no further debate. The nation created by the great Declaration is God’s country. The rights it defines are God-given. The actions of its signers were God-inspired. The Declaration contains five references to God — God as supreme Lawmaker, God as Creator of all men, God as the Source of all rights, God as the world’s supreme Judge, and God as our Protector on whom we can rely. This is truly Independence Day!

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