Friday, January 8, 2010
28 Principles of our Founding Fathers
Anyway, the First Principle is this:
"The only reliable basis for sound government and just human relations is Natural Law."
By Natural Law our fathers mean the Creator's order of things. Or as Jefferson put it, "The laws of nature and of Nature's God." This natural law is eternal in it's basic goodness. It is universal in its application. It is the code of right reason from the Creator Himself, and it can be found in God's Word and His commandments. Much of our Constitution is based on Natural Law.
This is precisely what Thomas Jefferson was talking about when he wrote in the Declaration of Independence,
We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness