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We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident: Four Masterpieces That Define Our Nation | []

We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident: Four Masterpieces That Define Our Nation

These four inestimable works of rhetoric are meant to strengthen our understanding of what it means to be an American, and why the American political soul is so drawn to Divine Inspiration. Within these four great pronouncements of American conviction is the belief that while all people are equal, we are equal under God.
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These four inestimable works of rhetoric are meant to strengthen our understanding of what it means to be an American, and why the American political soul is so drawn to Divine Inspiration. Within these four great pronouncements of American conviction is the belief that while all people are equal, we are equal under God. As is said in the conclusion of the Declaration of Independence, while the signers mutually pledged to each other their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor, they did so "with a firm reliance on the Protection of Divine Providence".

This program contains the following:

  • The Declaration of Independence (1776)
  • The Preamble to the Constitution(1787)
  • The Gettysburg Address (1863)
  • Lincoln's Second Inaugural (1865)

    © & (P)2005 Max McLean

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      Betsy Heilmann Massachusetts, USA 03-30-08
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      "American Pride"

      Beautiful words, beautifully read. The comments are short, yet informative. The narrator is quite good, and each selection flows into the next. Before listening I wondered why Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address was included, now I can't imagine leaving it out. Truly, I was moved to tears. What a great heritage we have- and how nice to be reminded of that.

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      William Modesto, CA, United States 05-05-06
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      "Religious right revisionism"

      The intro to this work trumpets the (erroneous) point of view that the United States was conceived in Christianity and dedicated to the proposition that all men are - or anyway should have been - created Christians. Anyone with more than a passing knowledge of Lincoln and the Founding Fathers knows it just ain't so. If you can ignore this distorted history then maybe you'd like it. I'll never know.

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