Higher Authority American charters include the Northwest Ordinance, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution (U.S. and State). They are bold American rejections of the historical rule of man. Those who do not understand their heritage as Americans may not appreciate the importance of trust in creation’s God. They may not realize the power for good provided by the Judeo-Christian Scripture. Happiness, man’s highest aspiration, is not driven by coercion or tyranny of the mind, but by respect for the Creator of life and His protection.
“For ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another” (Galatians 5:13).
Creation’s God gave man the freedom to choose. He is there to help those who humbly place their trust in Him. We can turn our affections toward the all-knowing Creator of life, who loves us more than we love ourselves—or follow our lower nature that Satan and his workers seek to employ. Satan is the Father of lies.
Humility replaces rebellion against God. Moral faith, supported by humble trust in God, is key to instituting the ageless principles which uphold decency for family and community. Constitutional law wisely prohibits government officials from establishing a church, education, or the press. There is an ever-present desire of some in government to use the public treasury to control political thought by establishing education, religion, and the media. With government establishment comes police power. The lesson of history is, with that power, exploitation by tyranny over the minds of the people is a foregone conclusion.
Healthy religious, education, and media content comes with the freedom of the people to debate priorities and to choose, supported by the backbone of American charters: moral law powered by the citizen’s knowledge and faith in God. This freedom is the sacred right of parents, grandparents, and the general public—to establish their ideological priorities and then support like-minded schools, churches, and news providers.
“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, ‘With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible’” (Matthew 19:26).
~ D. Norris