The Declaration of Independence, unanimously adopted by Congress, made four specific references to political reliance upon Higher Authority. This was not done hesitatingly.
- Higher authority is the resource that feeds the branches of liberty, “the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God”
- “That all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights…”
- “Appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions…”
- “With a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence…”
A liberal judge says they make mistakes, but this discussion is not about mere mistakes.* Liberty-loving Americans need to be blunt about this. What we are talking about is the colossal error of rejecting the universal and impartial Laws of Nature and creation’s God that reversed thousands of years of authoritarian exploitation and human deprivation. We have a National Day of Prayer. We have paid chaplains in our Congress and military to emphasize the importance of faith. When the Supreme Court comes out, the crier yells, “God save America.” This was made even more explicit when in 1954, “One nation under God” was added for the invocation of the Pledge of Allegiance. It is time to expose the fascistic exclusivity of the pagan religion demanded by liberal-minded judges, educators and politicians.
John Adams, a preeminent lawyer and Founding Father had something to say about the Author of liberty. Benjamin Rush wrote in a letter, “I sat next to John Adams in Congress, and upon my whispering to him and asking him if he thought we should succeed in our struggle with Great Britain, he answered me, ‘Yes, if we fear God and repent of our sins.'”**
*For a review of the harmful laws imposed by unelected judges, see Chapter 6 in Restoring Education Central To American Greatness and “High Courts and Misdemeanors” by R.P. George.
**Benjamin Rush, “Letters of Benjamin Rush”, L.H. Butterfield, editor (NJ: American Philosophical Society, 1951), Vol. I, 532-536, to John Adams on February 24, 1790.
~ David Norris