Saturday, November 17, 2012

Moral Law Is Relative - Say the Left and the Libertarians

Both the left and the libertarians believe that moral law is possible without a moral lawgiver. Many in both camps are Atheist and Agnostics (even if ostensibly Christian, Jewish or other religions) and believe that a certain and definitive set of Divine Laws are irrelevant, even fanciful and merely the superstitions of ignorant people. Rather they believe that societies may agree upon moral standards, without recourse to God or God's law. They believe that what "ought to be is a matter simply of what men and women decide should be. There is no other source of judgment.  What is this if not another way of saying that if God does not exist, everything is permitted?" - David Berlinski (End Note 1)

These very people scream at the idea that a child conceived in rape should be protected. These same people view rape as the horror of horrors. Yet they condone the murder of the unborn, the murder of the elderly and weak.

I wrote some time ago about this post-human generation saying, "Good, educated young people are quick to express a heartlessness only the ignorant and bigoted expressed in earlier generations. They find it extremely easy to demonize their enemy and write off undesirable populations, reach quickly to the easy answer, 'get rid of the scum, so the rest of us can get on with life.'  This mindset ISN'T accidental. It has been programmed into two generations of people in our public schools."  This is the heart and core of secularism, a cold pragmatism devoid of decency and moral law, the rejection of a Loving God and the rules he sets for our protection.

What has happened when societies have moved out of that realm of God's Loving Rules, that were set for OUR protection? 

Islam's bowing to Baal, calling on the sacrifice of every Kafir (non-believer) for the goals of their bloodthirsty god, Allah, is a good example.  What happened with Islam? A death toll of 270 million non-believers slaughtered in 14 centuries. And near constant war between the "sects" of Islam that reject each other. Not counting the myriad Muslims slaughtered, that is nearly 20 million a century!

The NAZIS are a good example. In their decade and a half of existence, they slaughtered 8 million Jews, Gypsies, Homosexuals and others. Created a war that cost 55 million lives. 

The Atheist Soviet Communists under Stalin 20 to 30 Million people slaughtered in Ukraine and 60 plus million all toll.

The Atheist of Red China under Mao Zedong, 40 to 60 Million people slaughtered at the "revolution" and probably an equal number in their so-called Cultural Revolution.

The list of slaughters in just the 20th century is very long. Human-ISM, is an insult to Human Dignity and has NO grounds to claim moral judgment of any kind, since it destroys the foundations of moral judgment, making of man - beast only, a specimen of evolutionary genetics, a post-human biological form. 

Human Dignity comes in being a Human Being, CREATED in the image of God. Without a Moral Law Giver, there can be no moral law, there can be NO human dignity.

When I tell the Libertarians that they do not comprehend the meaning of the constitution I use the analogy of understanding the difference between an engine and the fuel that runs it. They know all about the mechanism called the United States Constitution. Some can recite it like a Koran, having memorized chapter and verse, but in many instances are clueless what the words mean and are also clueless what fueled it and created the great miracle of America. When I ask them, "Well, okay that is what the amendment says, but why should anyone honor it?" Their basic answer is "just because."  Which means, just because they wish it, and they think people should, having no foundation for that wish or moral judgment other than fancy and fantasy.

In this they reflect their humanistic poverty, having no clue what Moral Law is, or why the demands of Moral Law are for the survival of Human Beings as a species upon this planet.

Without the knowledge of the energy, which is the Spirit of LIFE reflected in the ideals of Liberty, which are uniquely part of Western Civilization, and reflected brightest in the teachings of many of the early church fathers and Christian voices across the centuries the constitution is just dead paper and ink, holding NO moral or legal force. I explain to them that their humanism (not to be mistaken with humanitarianism) removed the spirit - the fuel - the energy from the constitution and left it worthless, just a dead engine with no fuel.

Until they learn to energize it with something besides moral relativism and the culture of death that moral relativism has created, our only future is license mistaken as liberty, oppressive collectivist-slavery and death, as men live increasingly like beasts, kept livestock in a pen, fed and culled as needed. BTW you beasts beware, the grand culling has already begun.

What is so sad is that the energy upon which our Nation was founded and flourished was outlined for them so clearly in the Declaration of Independence, yet they read those words without knowledge of faith, "unknowingly" like the post-human beasts they have become, having lost the reception of the "spiritual wavelength" upon which those concepts rest. When one becomes "beast-only" one understands only the biological imperatives of the beast.

Such ones show the ultimate hypocrisy when they condemn the rapist, the child abuser, the child molester, the murderer, the robber, the extortionist. After all, these are the people that think a woman can be a husband and a man can be a wife.  Such people look to politics and are unmoved by the moral degeneracy of the politicians, they rather suppose politicians are supposed to be horrible people. They, without a moment's doubt, take the words of a profligate liar, become his FAN, break their necks to support him. Why? Because they believe him to be "their liar." They then are always shocked to be betrayed. This is collective insanity.

Our country has NO crises of governance. Our country has a crisis of morality and FAITH.

“Now, my countrymen, if you have been taught doctrines which conflict with the great landmarks of the Declaration of Independence…let me entreat you to come back. Return to the fountains whose waters spring close to the blood of the Revolution.”-- Abraham Lincoln

"When law and morality contradict each other, the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense or losing his respect for the law." -- Frederick Bastiat, The Law

"True law is right reason in agreement with nature; it is of universal application, unchanging and everlasting; it summons to duty by its commands, and averts from wrongdoing by its prohibitions.... It is a sin to try to alter this law, nor is it allowable to repeal any part of it, and it is impossible to abolish entirely. We cannot be freed from its obligations by senate or people, and we need not look outside ourselves for an expounder or interpreter of it. And there will not be different laws at Rome and Athens, or different laws now and in the future, but one eternal and unchangeable law will be valid for all nations and all times, and there will be one master and ruler, that is God, over us all, for he is the author of this law, its promulgator, and its enforcing judge. Whoever is disobedient is fleeing from himself and denying his human nature, and by reason of this very fact he will suffer the worst punishment."-- Cicero

"The supreme power in a state is jus dicere [to declare the law only]: jus dare [to give the law], strictly speaking, belongs alone to God.... There must be in every instance a higher authority, [namely,] God. Should an act of Parliament be against any of His natural laws, which are immutably true, their declaration would be contrary to eternal truth, equity, and justice, and consequently void."
-- American patriot James Otis

"Man, considered as a creature, must necessarily be subject to the laws of his Creator.... These are the eternal, immutable laws of good and evil, to which the Creator Himself in all His dispensations conforms; and which He has enabled human reason to discover, so far as they are necessary for the conduct of human actions. Such, among others, are these principles: that we should live honestly, should hurt nobody, and should render to everyone his due.... This law of nature... is binding over all the globe, in all countries and at all times; no human laws are of any validity if contrary to this."-- William Blackstone

It may be surprising, even to Americans, to discover how much of their Constitution and their life-style is based on principles of Natural Law. For example:

The concept of unalienable rights is based on Natural Law. Twenty-two of these unalienable rights are listed (at the bottom of this quote).

The concept of unalienable duties is based on Natural Law. . . .

The concept of habeas corpus is based on Natural Law.

The concept of limited government is based on Natural Law.

The concept of separation of powers is based on Natural Law.

The concept of checks and balances to correct abuses by peaceful means is based on Natural Law.

The right of self-preservation is based on Natural Law.

The right to contract is based on Natural Law.

Laws protecting the family and the institution of marriage are all based on Natural Law.

The concept of justice by reparation or paying for damages is based on Natural Law.

The right to bear arms is based on Natural Law.

The principle of no taxation without representation is based on Natural Law.

These few examples will illustrate how extensively the entire American constitutional system is grounded in Natural Law. In fact, Natural Law is the foundation and encompassing framework for everything we have come to call “People’s 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, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

These well-remembered phrases from America’s initial charter of liberty are all primary pre-suppositions under the principles of Natural law.

. . . When the Founders adopted the Declaration of Independence, they emphasized in phrases very similar to those of Blackstone that God has endowed all mankind “with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

Let us identify some of the unalienable or natural rights which the Founders knew existed but did not enumerate in the Declaration of Independence:

The right of self-government.

The right to bear arms for self-defense.

The right to own, develop, and dispose of property.

The right to make personal choices.

The right of free conscience.

The right to choose a profession.

The right to choose a mate.

The right to beget one’s kind.

The right to assemble.

The right to petition.

The right to free speech.

The right to a free press.

The right to enjoy the fruits of one’s labors.

The right to improve one’s position through barter and sale.

The right to contrive and invent.

The right to explore the natural resources of the earth.

The right to privacy.

The right to provide personal security.

The right to provide nature’s necessities — air, food, water, clothing, and shelter.

The right to a fair trial.

The right of free association.

The right to contract.

-- W. Cleon Skousen, The 5000 Year Leap, The Freemen Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah, (1981) p. 46, 125-126)

Endnote 1: Pew Research Center

"The Pew Research Stats: "Accordingly, these groups also are the least likely – along with Libertarians – to attend religious services regularly. Just 19% of Solid Liberals and Post-Moderns, and 26% of Libertarians do so. In contrast, Staunch Conservatives (57%), Main Street Republicans (53%) and New Coalition Democrats (50%) stand out for their high levels of religious attendance."

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