Friday, January 8, 2010

28 Principles of our Founding Fathers

When I don't have a book review or giveaway planned on Friday, I thought I'd post about what the Founding Fathers of our great country believed in and hoped for as they laid the foundation of our nation. I'm pulling this info from a great book called The Five Thousand Year Leap. I highly recommend it! It has certainly opened my eyes to how brilliant these men were and how desperately they loved America and God.

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


  1. I just heard about that book on Glenn Beck's show - now I'll definately have to pick up a copy, since you recommend it, too!
    It seems especially important for us to read in a time when people are always trying to tell us to keep our faith out of the government.

  2. BTW, I finished The Raven Saint yesterday. LOVED IT!! (No surprise there!)

  3. Sapphire, yes it's worth the read.
    And Linda, thank you so much! Glad you liked it.
    Have a great weekend!