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Democracy and The Divine Origin of Man

The Declaration of Independence dogmatically bases all rights on the fact that God created all men equal; and it is right; for if they were not created equal, they were certainly evolved unequal. There is no basis for democracy except in a dogma about the divine origin of man.

—from What I Saw in America by G.K. Chesterton

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—I have not read this book but came across this quote in the blog post For Chesterton’s Birthday, A 30 Quote Salute! by Elizabeth Scalia

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