The superiority of the Ten Commandments-based Common Law is validated directly by man’s conscience provided by God at birth. “For the first [now over 400 years] of this country’s history, religion and education were intimate and interdependent. Religious competition does stir controversy, but religious freedom enriches rather than impoverishes public policy and the education process” (Edward Scott Gaustad, A Religious History of America, Harper and Row, 1966, p. 372. Gaustad was a professor of history at the University of California, Riverside).
Man does not invent the truth. Truth, morality, justice and honest communications have been intimately related from the beginning. God created man in His image. People who want to know the truth about life turn to their Maker for answers. Jesus came to tell us the truth, but, more than that, He is the Truth. Truth does not change with shifting human opinions. While revisionism is darkness, God’s truth cleanses and redeems the faithful, John 17:17. Winston Churchill said, “The truth is impossible to disprove. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”
Universal principles in Divine Law are unchanging. When, in 1950, this writer was a soon-to-be soldier boy, President Harry S. Truman addressed the Attorney General’s Conference on Law Enforcement Problems. He emphasized the Common Law basis for our laws that have been in place since the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. President Truman said, “The most important business in this Nation or any other nation, for that matter is raising and training children. If those children have the proper environment at home, and educationally, very, very few of them ever turn out wrong. I don’t think we put enough stress on the necessity of implanting in the child’s mind the moral code under which we live. The fundamental basis of this Nation’s law was given to Moses on Mount Sinai. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings which we get from Exodus and Matthew, from Isaiah and Paul. If we don’t have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.”
Avoiding tyranny of the mind and human deprivation imposed by the enemies of God-given truth is the goal of immigrants the world over. Those who acknowledge truth appreciate the Pledge of Allegiance, “. . . One Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
~ D. Norris