Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the Land unto all
the Inhabitants thereof Lev. XXV X
By Order of the ASSEMBLY of the Province of
PENSYLVANIA for the State House in Philada.
Pass and Stow
This is the inscription on the Liberty Bell, which is on display in the old town square of Philadelphia. Many of us have visited the bell or at least have seen pictures of it. Most of us also recognize the Scripture passage that was used to declare “liberty” from the oppression of Great Britain (Leviticus 25:10), bringing about the birth of our country in the late 1700s.
The United States celebrates Independence Day on July 4th because the Second Continental Congress approved and signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The famous opening lines read:
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.[...]
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