The Constitution of the United States

This “Miracle in Philadelphia” Was Grounded in America’s Judeo-Christian Values

SEPTEMBER 20, 2020

"The happy union of these states is a wonder; their Constitution is a miracle; their example the hope of liberty throughout the world.  Woe to the ambition that would meditate the destruction of either!"     - James Madison, 1787

 

Judeo-Christian values are foundational to America, beginning with the Declaration of Independence "endowed by their Creator" to the principles found in the U.S. Constitution honoring God-given Life and Liberty.”

"Our Founding Fathers separated church from state, but they wisely did not separate God from state.  They acknowledged God as the source of our rights and were careful to place Biblical morality directly into our founding documents and laws, and into our values and culture, precisely to help prevent a future totalitarian or tyrannical rule in America," wrote author Dr. Ronald R. Cherry (1)

It is alarming that many today have turned a blind eye to the required connection between God and Liberty and forgotten the warning from John Adams and Thomas Jefferson that Liberty cannot survive among men without its Divine connection.

"Remember that a Constitution which gives to the people so much freedom and entrusts them with so much power, rests for its permanency, on their knowledge and virtue," wrote Arthur Stansbury, in 1828. "An ignorant people are easily betrayed, and a wicked people can never be ruled by the mild influence of their own laws.  If you would be free ... cultivate knowledge - flee from vice.  The virtuous citizen is the true noble."   (2)

(Elementary Catechism on the Constitution of the U.S. (2); americanthinker.com, 9/15/07(1); renewamerica.com, 5/5/11; thoughts.com,7/3/19; The 5,000 Year Leap)

Happening Now: Freedom of Religion & Freedom of Speech Denied

Florida State University's former head of the student senate is suing the school, charging his religious freedom was violated when he was removed from his position following comments he made in a private chat forum for Catholic students.  He had commented that policy positions of some protesting groups that embrace disrupting the nuclear family and are hostile to the Gospel, contradict the teachings of the Catholic Church.

"While FSU students claim they're creating a 'safe space', they've tried to cancel Jack's freedoms and discriminate against him because they don't like his beliefs in direct violation of the First Amendment," said Alliance Defending Freedom.(3)  "Florida State should be fostering real diversity of thought and not punishing individuals based on religious convictions or political beliefs."(4)

(ncregister.com, 8/3/20(4); cna.org, 9/2/20 (3); christianpost.com, 8/3/20)

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