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We Hold These Truths To Be
Self Evident

236 years ago, our Founding Fathers penned a document that began, “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, …endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” In so doing, they spoke a high vision for humanity — and for the United States of America — that we’ve been living into ever since.

In founding our nation on the principles of equality, the Founding Fathers set in motion the Great American Experiment in which people of all races, religions and creeds would come together under one roof that we might remember our common humanity, and embrace the fundamental truth that there is nation, one community, one fellowship of man. This — equality, justice and fraternity — are what America means. Now, the sacred trust that our Founding Fathers created 236 years ago has been handed to us.


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