SHOULD SCOTUS VIOLATE NATURAL LAW?
From what can men derive rights and make immutable laws other than their own desires and feelings? According to Thomas Jefferson it was not from the whim of man. We will look at some of his thought on the matter later as we look at what the founders did. If our rights came from anyone from the founders to the legislature or the courts, we are of all people most miserable, because it is possible that they can rule anything that particular group happens to desire. Or if politicians are called upon by enough people to give a right here and take a right there in order to be elected into governmental power, they might well evolve into that role. Over time you could literally end up in the most ridiculous places of false logic and tyrannical acts against the will of others. Yet Thomas Jefferson said, “Nothing… is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man.” Thomas Jefferson to John Cartwright, 1824. ME 16:48. You cannot say that if you founded the country on the idea that man decides rights. So that is not what they did.
What the founders did, which I have proven many times from their own words, was to realize that there is but two places rights could possibly come from. One of these places is they come from man. The other is they came from outside of man. To make them immutable and inalienable the concept they believed fervently was that God gave them to all men. All of this is in what they continued to call the founding document, the Declaration of Independence. Contrary to what many think today, the founders considered that Declaration to be the documentary foundation that the Constitution was built from. There own words declare this to be the case. While you might disagree with them, the question is what they did and not how you feel. This is what they said, “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. 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.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men…”,
From the very first of the Declaration, they declared the answer we seek by claiming that God is the originator of rights; that we see those rights in Natural Law and derive those constitutional laws from what we see in natural law. Any thing outside of this and we are back at the informed opinion of men. Notice, that no one is dependent on anyone’s religion against God or for God. We can see also that it is literally impossible that secularism was being set up. We are to look at the laws of nature, which is also equal to demonstrable REAL science. Let’s look at a few things stated by Thomas Jefferson and summarize.
“Natural rights [are] the objects for the protection of which society is formed and municipal laws established.” –Thomas Jefferson to James Monroe, 1797. ME 9:422
“A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.” –Thomas Jefferson:
“The evidence of [the] natural right [of expatriation], like that of our right to life, liberty, the use of our faculties, the pursuit of happiness, is not left to the feeble and sophistical investigations of reason, but is impressed on the sense of every man. We do not claim these under the charters of kings or legislators, but under the King of Kings.” — Thomas Jefferson to John Manners, 1817 ME 15:124
So, what they were founding is a Constitutional government whose citizen had the Rights given to them by God and the freedom to seek, explore and exercise those rights. There would be no limitations on these freedoms but such as is in natural law as those actions violates the rights of others. Those things entitled to them are seen in Natural law and are not derived from debates or Supreme Court decisions void of Natural law, which is Science. Their belief can be put into a formula, Revelation of God = Natural Law = Demonstrable Science. Whenever people do not follow natural law, which the believers in God and the nonbeliever in God can all logically see; you end up with things like slavery, abortion on demand, same sex marriage and who knows what in the future. Ignoring natural law always ends with someone losing natural rights to prop up some unnatural manmade right. You end up as we have seen in many cases of a Christian with natural rights of conscience, being forced to violate their conscience to alleviate the conscience of someone else for their choices. In some cases, they are fined and even forced out of buying and selling in their particular market. All they see is some gruesome mark of the beast type system described in the book Revelation. Of this kind of control Jefferson said, “The right to use a thing comprehends a right to the means necessary to its use, and without which it would be useless.” –Thomas Jefferson to William Carmichael, 1790. ME 8:72. It also causes the government via the court to implement official government sponsored religious doctrine which you only will be allowed to do. It can even end up sanctioning Secular Humanism which is a religion with doctrine just as involved with the concept of God as any other religion; only against him.
Finally, not only do we get all the above but every time the Courts rule against Natural law, they are usurping power that is declared to be God’s alone That is said to be the original sin of Satan the devil. That may be the reason Jefferson said this. “Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath?” –Thomas Jefferson: Notes on Virginia Q.XVIII, 1782. ME 2:227. And unlike many today, who wishes to separate the Declaration from our government so that they can mischaracterize the foundations; to give man complete power, Jefferson said, “The Declaration of Independence… [is the] declaratory charter of our rights, and of the rights of man.” –Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Adams Wells, 1819. ME 15:200. SCOTUS therefore is limited by natural law, if it is to remain Constitutional. Outside of it, there is no real limit on what they could rule. They could rule that it is ok to kill kids up to age 2 or that fathers and daughters can marry. Americans, courts, legislatures, it is ok to leave God in your knowledge. Without the concept, you are left to the whims of men.
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