"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
With those immortal words, our Founding Fathers declared our independence from Great Britain. In doing so, the 56 courageous men who signed the Declaration of Independence pledged to each other "our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor."
Are we today a country that recognizes that level of commitment and sacrifice to the American ideal of liberty?
In Our Sacred Honor, former presidential candidate and Senator Rick Santorum asks this very question. The film presents a journey into our past that explores the meaning of our founding documents, the intentions of the drafters and signers, the origin of our rights, the differences between the French and American revolutions, and the relationship between the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
Through reenactments, interviews with historians, experts, and on-location shooting, viewers are taken back to the time of our founding to better understand the principles of government set forth in America's founding documents and how they enabled us to create the greatest nation in the history of the world.