|Posted on July 6, 2011 at 10:17 AM|
The Founding Fathers hated the English model of governance, the Divine Right of Kings, where the rights came from God to the King, who then doled them out to the peasantry as the King saw fit. The Founding Fathers turned this model on its head, and created a government where the rights came from God (OUR CREATOR in the Declaration of Independence) to the people, who then give them back to the government as we the people see fit. That's why the Declaration of Independence closes with these words: "And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."
DIVINE PROVIDENCE means Godly protection, and it's the Judeo- Christian God they were referring to, not Buddha, Allah, Brahman, or any other kind of god.