ON-Lion Letter
The American founders said that all men are created equal and are endowed with certain unalienable rights -- that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  They called this a self-evident truth.  Eighty-seven years later, Abraham Lincoln reaffirmed this idea on the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg.  And in 1963, these same words echoed from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial as Martin Luther King, Jr., urged America to fulfill the promise of its founding.

The Birth of Freedom, a new documentary from the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty in Grand Rapids, Mich., tells the story of how our modern understandings of individual liberty were developed and addresses such questions as, "Why would anyone believe that all men are created equal?  That all should be free?  That all deserve a voice in choosing their leaders?  Why would any nation consider this a self-evident truth?"

A DVD of the 58-minute documentary is available for purchase online.  It is accompanied by a study guide.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports the Acton Institute.
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