Paul Harvey: We Mutually Pledge Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor• YouTube.com
My life is dedicated in unlimited submission and obedience to the risen Lord Jesus Christ. So why bring up the Declaration of Independence? Glad you asked. The Declaration of 1776 and the US Constitution are inextricably linked as America's organic body of law. Whereas the Constitution is the letter of supreme law in America, the Declaration is the spirit, or purpose, behind the letter. To ignore or remove the spirit is to bring utter confusion to the letter that was ordained to "form a more perfect union."
Separation of the letter from the spirit is producing exactly the societal decline America has been in for over 150 years. This bastardizing of the newborn America has resulted in religious, economic, civil, and political suicide.
America would neither exist nor have been born a union of free and independent states if it were not for the undaunted courage of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776, who "...with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence [Jesus Christ] … mutually pledge[d] to each other [their] Lives, [their] Fortunes, and [their] sacred Honor."
To better appreciate who exactly these men were, who we've largely forgotten are our Founding Fathers, I invite you to view the reputable Paul Harvey's humbling account of what it cost them to birth liberty for Americans. The price of liberty is blood and death as exemplified by the Lord Jesus Christ. Walking away from the security of material possessions—that is America, my friend. The Declaration signers were following in the footsteps of Christ—"greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends."