♪ D’Souza: What does it mean to say
that we live in a Christian nation? What this really means is that our
core principles, in fact, we share even across the political spectrum.
The idea of the preciousness of human life, the dignity of human beings, equality,
the idea of compassion, these are all the legacy of Christianity.
The proof, by the way, is to look at the world before Christianity in
pre-Christian Greece and Rome. These values really did not exist,
at least not in their current form. When Jefferson sat down to write
where our rights come from, he could think of only one source:
the Creator. It is the theological principle that we are created equal in the eyes of
God. This notion of moral equality translates into a political corollary, which is
that no man has the right to rule another without consent. That becomes, not only
the core principle of anti-slavery, but, very interestinly, the core principle of
democracy. Because what’s democracy based on? No man has the right to
rule another without consent. ♪