Those among us who choose to exchange declining relationships and health for the temporary excitements of moral revisionism is one thing. Exercising that diversity in private is their right. Those demanding the right, however, to take over behavioral curriculum in taxpayer-funded public schools is another. The war they have imposed, by pressuring liberals in government, must be confronted and won. America is a Republic! The “living Constitution” idea of changeable decrees imposed by liberal judges (1947 Everson v. Board of Education decision) always becomes despotism because power in the hands of man, over time, becomes corrupt.
“Our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood. And liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers. Rulers are no more than attorneys, agents, and trustees for the people; and if the cause, the interest and trust, is insidiously betrayed, or wantonly trifled away, the people have a right to revoke the authority. And the preservation of the means of knowledge among the lowest ranks, is of more importance to the public than all the property of all the rich men in the country” (John Adams, Vice-President under George Washington, and second president of the United States, A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1766 from The Works of John Adams, …by his grandson, Charles F. Adams, Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 10 volumes).
The sovereignty of man under the impartial and higher authority of creation’s God over government is traceable from the Bible to the Magna Carta, 1215, signed at the point of a sword by a frightened king. It is likewise traceable to the English Bill of Rights, 1689, signed by a would-be brutal king. We then have the God-honoring American Declaration of Independence, 1776, the War of Independence, and then the Constitution highlighted by the First Amendment and the Bill of [human] Rights which details what servants in government must never be allowed to violate.
The Common Law jury system, resting final authority in the people, came alive in America on March 4, 1789, the date Congress set for the start of the new Constitution. This is the most important feature of the American Constitution. George Washington became our first president under the Constitution on April 30, 1789.
Revelations of the American Judeo-Christian heritage are singularly qualified to foster personal responsibility, citizen self-government and prosperity. People do not steal the fruits of other men’s labor. The community helps those few who are not able to work or are indigent for other reasons. Reputations for honesty do not rest in the words of evil gossips. Taxpayer-funded educators support the character of the traditional family.
God does not control men; He protects those who will listen. By applying God-honoring interpretations of scripture and being sensitive to His Spirit, man becomes self-controlled (Hebrews 13:18-20). “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6).
~ D. Norris