America’s Foundation

Dear Editor,

America’s foundation is declared in America’s Declaration of Independence–The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America, “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 … to the separation.” That foundation which entitles them to separation is “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.” That is a legal term found in our Founder’s law book–Blackstone’s Commentaries, Book I, Section 2. It states: “This law of nature, being coeval with mankind and dictated by God himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe in all countries, and at all times; no human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this … . The doctrines thus delivered we call the revealed or divine law, and they are to be found only in the Holy Scriptures. These precepts, when revealed, are found upon comparison to be really a part of the original law of nature, as they tend in all their consequences to man’s felicity… . Upon these two foundations, the law of nature and the law of revelation, depend all human laws: that is to say, no human laws should be suffered to contradict these.”

America’s Declaration continues: “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, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government … .”

As political powers disregard America’s foundation, yet we celebrate America’s Declaration, what should be done? Where is there a truer law than–the Laws of Nature’s God, that defines good and evil; and is built on absolutes? Where else is there a higher moral framework?

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who spoke out against Communism (socialism is its lower stage bait) mentions how “… the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.” “In keeping silent about evil … we are implanting it … . When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers … we are ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”

Will we be smart enough to return to America’s Foundation–the Bible’s Holy Scriptures, and be able to detect what is evil, destructive and lie?

E.A. Timm

Walnut Cove, N.C.