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Declaration, Constitution – words with power


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Apr. 03, 2018 - 7:27 PM

“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”

That is the last sentence of the last paragraph of The Declaration of Independence signed by 56 brave men, who for all practical purposes signed their own death warrant, also risking their families and fortunes. They sent this to the most powerful man in the World at that time, King George III. What did they rely on for protection?

Can you in your wildest imagination picture any one of the 535 in Washington D.C. say, much less write, that today? The 56 men who signed were willing to die for a chance at freedom for you and me. If you read these two Documents how can you not believe in Divine guidance?

Unless we, as humans, have dumbed down considerably since the Founding Fathers writings, they had to have help. I know of no person since their time who could even dream of the sentences they used simple words to create.

If you love America you will take time to read the Declaration and Constitution one more time, really focus on the words, intent and brilliance of the great men who penned those words. These great men gave us The United States of America, a never heard of experiment with self-governance and we are on the threshold of losing it.

Many schools, many parents and most politicians have lost their purpose. Just my humble opinion, but I hope I have a few who agree and will help America regain its stature in the world and why it was created.

Keith Crosby

Newnan