Thursday, March 22, 2012

Are the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution Divinely Inspired?

The Founders' Key : The Divine and Natural Connection Between the Declaration and the Constitution and What We Risk by Losing It, Larry P. Arnn
Well, maybe divine inspiration might be overstating it.  Dr. Arnn actually seeks to prove the “divine and natural connection between the Declaration and the Constitution”.  It never really occurred to me that you could have one without the other, but the author notes several instances in which politicians disregard the principles of the Constitution to make way for the own agendas.  And really, when I think about it, that has been the topic of concern for many conservative leaning individuals.

It seems that Dr. Arnn does prove his point that the Declaration and the Constitution are forever entwined; one does not invalidate the other, however, they confirm the truths of each other.

I will note that this was not the easiest book for me to read, but in Dr. Arnn’s defense, I am sure this book is not meant to be read with a 3, 4, and 5 year old running around.  I will need to find some quiet time to do the book justice. 

There is a bonus:  The second half of the book, entitled Foundational Readings, is copies of the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and several of James Madison’s Federalist Papers.  With these you are able to quickly check many of the references the author uses in his writing.
For more information about this book click here or on the title above.

I received this book free of charge from the BookSneeze program in exchange for an honest review.

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