TEA PARTY - Planning the 2nd Enlightenment (Part 1 of 3)
This is an excerpt from an article I wrote in re "The Enlightenment" on Examiner.com. Please click the Link at the end of the article to read the rest of the article.
Our USA Constitution and Bill of Rights were born out of the philosophies and reasoning developed during a period of World History known as "The Enlightenment" [ http://digg.com/d31Wtni?t ]. Many of our Founding Father's are noted as important figures in the Enlightenment Movement.( Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, Paine [ http://digg.com/d31Wu82?t ] ) And these same Founding Fathers incorporated many of the principles developed during The Enlightenment into our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Among these then radical thoughts were "Natural Law" , "Uncircumscribed Rational Thought", "Consent of the Governed", "Equality of Citizens and Sovereigns", "Self-Determination", "Public Sphere (Opinion)", "Property Rights" and "Absolute Truth".
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Those were my thoughts.