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Tue Jun 25, 2024, 10:02 AM Jun 25

Two most important documents in the history of the human race. [View all]

And no, not the gd commandments.

1. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE In Congress, July 4th 1776

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.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.


We The People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

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This is my belief:

The US Declaration of Independence, US Constitution and Bill of Rights are the most important human rights documents in the history of humanity.

They are sacred documents written by geniuses. Yes of course there were prior works they borrowed from.

But none of those works are in the same league as our founding fathers' documents.

The thought of "We The People" aways makes me tear up. It is the single most important concept in history.

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July 4, 1776 Midnight Writer Jun 25 #1
Merci Irish_Dem Jun 25 #2
I think the Republicans have at the very least BlueKota Jun 25 #3
Seriously? WarGamer Jun 25 #4
Exactly, the US founders built on documents and philosophies that pre-date the US dutch777 Jun 25 #6
I know, I feel guilty about not mentioning the Magna Carta. Irish_Dem Jun 25 #9
I'm not sure if the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution are the 2 most important, but probably more muriel_volestrangler Jun 25 #13
I was going to say... Charlie Chapulin Jun 25 #20
I get your point... MiHale Jun 25 #5
I don't think they are as important. Irish_Dem Jun 25 #10
You are correct, sir. Charlie Chapulin Jun 25 #24
The two? Really? Disaffected Jun 25 #7
I believe the US Constitution and D of I are the two most important human rights docs Irish_Dem Jun 25 #11
The Supreme Court has shit all over both. SamKnause Jun 25 #8
Oh Lord Prairie Gates Jun 25 #12
Most Americans are clueless about what it means to be American. Irish_Dem Jun 25 #14
The Greatest Generation prevented the Nazis from getting the bomb. John1956PA Jun 25 #31
we're a bit over 4% of the world population and a tiny percentage of human history unblock Jun 25 #15
"We the people?" Really? That was written in a time of slavery, a time of great poverty, a time when women were second Doodley Jun 25 #16
The Iroquois Nation heavily influienced the founding fathers, and some of their principles are in the US Constitution. patphil Jun 25 #17
Nothing like being ultra USA centric. former9thward Jun 25 #18
It is our government, we agree to give it certain powers and we reevaluate it frequently. Hermit-The-Prog Jun 25 #19
Both signed in my hometown. PCIntern Jun 25 #21
The first was written by a boy from my hometown. Martin68 Jun 25 #23
I'd have to disagree that the US Constitution was a work of genius because it originally preserved slavery and Martin68 Jun 25 #22
Chuckles in historian. róisín_dubh Jun 25 #25
Start with Magna Carta. Ocelot II Jun 25 #26
Indeed, the courts are flirting with abolishing the Magna Carta Wednesdays Jun 25 #30
I take a longer view of history. SarahD Jun 25 #27
The Constitution and ALL of its amendments Wednesdays Jun 25 #28
We're not so special. Check out these constitutional provisions of another country: Ocelot II Jun 25 #29
I agree. TomSlick Jun 25 #32
I guess canetoad Jun 26 #36
That's unkind. TomSlick Jun 26 #38
This is embarrassing. DavidDvorkin Jun 25 #33
This is such hyperbolic nonsense GenThePerservering Jun 26 #34
Dream on canetoad Jun 26 #35
not the Constitution, it is very flawed Celerity Jun 26 #37
Really? SocialDemocrat61 Jun 26 #39
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