Yesterday, Glenn Beck went on a ‘rant’ about the need to defend and preserve the Constitution being the key to ‘saving’ America. He is wrong! The key to understanding the principles of liberty is not found in the Constitution. They are found in the Declaration of Independence. The Constitution is just the “how” of America; the “what” and the “why “of this nation is found in the Declaration. But it takes some effort to understand why this is. Unfortunately, our schools not only don’t teach it anymore, they teach misinformation based on lies and intended to prevent students from learning the history behind the Declaration of Independence and how the principles and ideals expressed by it were used to create the Constitution. And although this information is readily available to those who want to find it, the average American doesn’t bother to look for or read it. Our society has all night for television, Xbox and their smart phone, but little time for the principles that make all those things possible. Well, if you care to learn, I’ll do my best to provide you with the Cliff Notes version of what you need to know to understand why the Constitution cannot and will not protect us.
If both of these documents were lost to mankind for one thousand years and then re-discovered, the Constitution would not be enough to provide man with the information he would need to govern himself the way our founders did. However, the Declaration of Independence would provide enough guidance that man could find his way back to the nation our founders created.