Originally Posted by rearnakedchoke
yeah, but how do you put trust in them to come up with this "message" from God when they were even practicing what they were preaching ... slavery wasn't abolished until mid 1800's and some of the founding fathers had slaves themselves? so its hard to say they actually believed people had the right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness ...
Its worse then that.
All men might be born free...but did those European-American Settlers actually believe that those who were enslaved were anything but animals...and the constitution does not say that these GOD given rights are present for animals...infact, biblically speaking, animals are put on earth to serve man, and for man to take possession of.
This is why Pragmatics matter with the US Constitution....the Words are missleading from a Religious, and Ethnic point of view.