Every American citizen enjoys certain inalienable rights which are rights granted to us by God. This is a statement of fact that is not well understood by most Americans today. It is however, what makes America unique among the nations of the Earth and is the basis for American exceptionalism. We are blessed to be born in this country. Yet too many Americans are not properly taught the basic civics, history, philosophy, and sociology of America and have a complete lack of understanding of their rights and their duties as American citizens. The Founding Fathers were religiously devout for the most part, but more important, they were well educated and well aware of the political philosophies of The Enlightenment which was occurring during the time of the Revolutionary War. The reason for the revolution was freedom and liberty based on those theories presented in the writings of the philosophers of the time. This is something that is no longer taught for the most part and many American's are unaware of this. One of the basic principles of the traditional American philosophy is expressed in the Declaration of Independence which says we are ". . . endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights . . ." What this means is that every man is endowed at birth with rights that are unalienable because they are given to us by our Creator. My purpose here is not to prove the existence of God. My purpose here is not to debate that Judeo-Christian faiths or traditions are better than those of other faiths. My purpose here is not to say that you must believe in God in order to believe that the rights that we enjoy are God given rights; Quite the opposite in fact. You do not have to believe in God in order to understand and believe in God given rights. It is an important point to make for those of you who will undoubtedly argue that there is no God and therefore there are no "God given rights" that if our rights are not God given, then by what right do we proclaim such rights? Are our rights something we give to ourselves based upon social contracts? Are our rights in essence granted to us by our fellow man? If this is the case, then let it be understood, given man's inhumanity to man and his propensity towards tyranny of his fellow man, then you are in fact nullifying any claim to rights. Because you will have no rights other than those granted to you by a powerful ruling class or despotic ruler. My purpose here is to explore the basic civics, history, philosophy, and sociology of America and to educate both myself and others on God given rights in doing so. I would like to see us share the writings of both our Founding Fathers and the philosophers which gave them the impetus to revolt against the British crown. I would like to promote a better understanding of the Age of Enlightenment and share understanding and ideas about what it means for us today, and how we can pass along and best ensure the blessing of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. I think without such understanding that we will one day lose our freedom and liberty. We have a duty to our children to pass along to them the God given rights which we all enjoy.