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Jul 16

The Birth of Freedom

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

Why would anyone believe that all men are created equal?  That all should be free?  Why would any nation consider this a self-evident truth?  For the millions around the world who have never tasted liberty, the question cries for an answer.

How is freedom born?

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.

But humans are separated by enormous differences in talent and circumstance.  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?

For the millions around the world who have never tasted liberty, the question cries for an answer

Join us for a screening of the Acton Institute's new documentary - The Birth of Freedom - tracing the historical development of the principles of liberty and freedom that endow us as a people and sustain us as a nation.

7:00 P.M. - SCREENING AND DISCUSSION

8:30 P.M. - RECEPTION

More About the Speakers

A Special Screening of the Documentary "The Birth of Freedom", followed by a discussion afterwards with

Jay W. Richards, Ph.D.
Research Fellow and Director,
Acton Media