Chapter 1: The Indelible Beginnings that Define America
America is considered to be a Christian nation; have you wondered why? (Probably not, but play along with me, okay?) Granted, people of a wide variety of religious backgrounds have come here, but the USA is not considered to be a Hindu, Buddhist, Shinto, Muslim, Rastafarian, nor a Taoist nation. And here’s a thought: would the United States even be the same country if it were not for Christianity?
“Dear John, I’m breaking up with you because...”
In contemporary language, here is what they are saying:
Let’s examine the text of the actual document and paraphrase it. Why take the time and effort to do so? Because the Declaration of Independence was not only intended for the times of 1776, it is considered to be a Charter of Freedom for our country both then, and now. It serves both as a reminder of why we became a country as well as a guiding force defining the purpose of government and what the people should do if there is government corruption.