From FreedomProject Media:
“Proclaim Liberty throughout the land and unto all the inhabitants thereof”
These wonderful words from the Bible’s book of Leviticus 25:10, are inscribed on the top of one of our Republic’s sacred symbols: the Liberty Bell. This iconic American bell was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of William Penn’s “Charter of Privileges” (1701) which granted religious liberty and self-government for the people of Pennsylvania.
The Christian leaders of Pennsylvania chose Leviticus 25:10, as it represented the Israelite year of Jubilee, when slaves were freed and debt was forgiven. Eventually the Liberty Bell became the symbol for the abolitionist/anti-slavery movement of the 1830s in America.
While the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) attempt to deny our Christian heritage, the Liberty Bell is but one of many empirical and historical facts that point to the influence of the Judeo-Christian worldview upon the founding of our Republic under God.
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”
These beautiful words from “The New Colossus,” Emma Lazarus’s famous sonnet, are mounted inside the pedestal of Liberty Enlightening the World, better known as the Statue of Liberty.
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