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“We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States…”

The first lines of the last paragraph of the Declaration of Independence.

Although the declaration was in the name  and the authority of the people, it was understood that the entire process was under the ultimate authority of God. In the founding document of our nation, our Fathers acknowledged  the “Supreme Judge” of all nations.  The states were to be independent of the British Crown, not independent of the Creator.

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