One of the most profound truths from history—that the kind of morality that originates in the secularized mind of man leads to confusion, civil disorder and tyranny. Documented in previous blogs, the problem today did not originate in community schools.
The problem began when professors in law schools began to reject historic Creator-based Common Law morality as the primary Precedent for court decisions. Some of their students became judges on the Supreme Court and, consistent with their training, began twisting Common Law and forcing atheistic secular views upon taxpayer-funded local schools. If today’s liberal judges would recognize the devastating consequences and change, they would deserve to be forgiven. Ronald Reagan recognized that the harmful impact of liberal open-mindedness was wrong, changed directions, and is considered one of America’s most honored presidents.
Government and union bosses who object to community-controlled education do so because it teaches traditional family values, religious liberty, the Golden Rule and limited government. Liberal progressives use the words “living Constitution” and “legal positivism,” which to militant liberals means secular rule of man or some fictitious worldly entitlement. This is a perverted removal of the living qualities of the constitutional rule and rights of the people who are the sovereigns over government in a Creator-based Republic.
“With God’s help and through many sacrifices, the Founding Fathers carved out a nation with freedom to worship God that is unique in the world” (Dr. Matt Davis, Corporate Council for Maranatha Baptist University, Watertown, Wisconsin, Winter 2015, Advantage publication).
Dr. Davis continues, “Unless Christians understand the biblical basis for universal religious freedom, we are in danger of surrendering the essential foundations [freedom underpinning] of faith in society.” When upheld, the Bill of [citizen] Rights criminalize government surrogate control of taxpayer-funded public school instruction. The truth is, the Constitution with the Bill of Rights is a positive living force protecting the people from federal oppression starting from the day of ratification, December 15, 1791. Now, however, it is being used by a tragically errant Supreme Court as an atheistic secular battering ram against the sovereigns and their children in local public schools.
During President Thomas Jefferson’s “…whole administration [1801–1809],” he “…was a most regular church attendant in the Capitol building.” Later, “During the Civil War, the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. permitted the newly organized First Congregational Church of Washington to use its chambers for church and Sunday school services.” On May 13, 1866, Congress passed the Fourteenth Amendment that protected religious liberty, which has now been decapitated by a leftist lawyer majority on the Supreme Court (James H. Hutson, Religion and the Founding of the American Republic, Washington, D.C., Library of Congress, 1998, p. 84).
Friedrich A. Hayek summarizes God-wannabe totalitarianism, “The whole intellectual climate [is a] complete perversion of language. Collectivism means the end of truth . . .. The most effective way of making people accept the validity of the values they are to serve is to persuade them that they [secularized definitions] are really the same as those which they, or at least the best among them, have always held, but which were not properly understood or recognized before” (Friedrich A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom, 1944, p. 174).
~ D. Norris