Signs of the Times

An editorial in The Daily TribuneGrand Haven, Michigan

One of the most extraordinary documents of all time was the Mayflower Compact. Even as they proceeded on their historic voyage to the New World, the Pilgrims drafted their charter of liberty. ...

"These were the first Americans," one commentary on the colonists declares. "They believed in the equality of all men before God; ... they made all men equal before the Law. Here was the birth of constitutional liberty, foreshadowing our Declaration of Independence and our American Constitution." ...

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November 30, 1957

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