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,