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Does The Declaration Of Independence Pass The Lemon Test?, Monte Kuligowski Apr 2007

Does The Declaration Of Independence Pass The Lemon Test?, Monte Kuligowski

Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy

In 2004, Walt Disney Pictures released the motion picture, “National Treasure.” The main character, Benjamin Gates, discovers that the United States Declaration of Independence contains a treasure map on the backside of its old parchment, leading to unfathomable wealth of unprecedented historic significance. Gates discovers the symbols of the map because they are not apparent to the natural eye. One must look through a special lens to find the treasure. So it is with the real Declaration. We need not look to fantasy to discover unfathomable wealth of unprecedented historic significance. Hidden from the dualistic, secular eye, we find in ...