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The Irony of History, Part 2 Revisited

[what appears here is an edited version of an old post ... updated just a bit]  Keeping in mind what I said last time about how I learned American history ... This thing about our country being founded upon Biblical principles. The Declaration of Independence is a beautiful piece of work. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” And as I read the entirety of the document for the first time as an adult, after a couple of months of intensive research on the American Revolution, my curiosity was aroused to explore again from the Americans’ viewpoint what they felt was so terrible as to call for war. The document goes on to detail how they feel Great Britain broke faith with the colonies. But that one sentence gives me pause. How does a Declaration of Independence jive with Romans 13? “Let every soul b