Constitution Day: September 17th, 2018
Today we celebrate Constitution Day! If you are like me you never gave it more than a passing thought. I can safely say, a constitutional scholar, I'm not, however, I do like to read Supreme Court decisions. The rulings I follow closely are ones that concern freedom of speech, religion and "abortion rights" (which I still have trouble finding as a constitutional right).
The Declaration of Independence cites, "The Laws of Nature and of Nature's God." God is mentioned not only as a creator but, as law-giver, protector and judge. The implication being, that only God can rightfully exercise all three functions of government. Man can not do so, because he is a fallen creature. The Constitution was written with this in mind and is why our founders thought it necessary to have three distinct but equal branches of government, as a check and balance on one another. All our rights are inalienable rights that come from our Creator. This is one of the main frameworks that our constitution is based on and, why it has lasted so long. So, if anyone tells you our country was not founded on Judeo-Christian principles, most likely they have never read any of our founding documents.
Here is a link to an opinion piece that appeared in the 9/16 edition of the WSJ. I was unable to download a PDF copy for you to read, so if you have any free "looks" left you will be able to see it; If not it's worth tracking down a print copy of. It was what prompted me to take some time out and reflect on our constitution.
What Ever Happened to ‘We the People’?
Posted on Tue, September 17, 2019
by Art Flickinger