“…the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them….”
“Declaration of Independence” 1776
“As Jacob said, awakening from his dream, the world, this palpable world, which we were wont to treat with the boredom and disrespect with which we habitually regard places with no sacred association for us, is in truth a holy place, and we did not know it.”
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) “The Divine Milieu” 1927 Link
While “Empire Black” is no doubt an apropos color scheme for the nihilistic, destructive, Fascist/Marxist mélange of the Obama Administration, I propose that “we the people” counter with a more eco-friendly look — a “green” look, a natural look. And what is “greener” and more natural than natural law? Surely Mother Nature would approve — not to mention God. Link Link
Why is natural law important? Because without an emphasis on natural law all fiscal and political maneuvering will simply bring us back to where we are in short order.
As John Adams so clearly saw, for America to remain a free republic under the rule of law (i.e. the Constitution), Americans must, by and large, be a morally upright people — “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” Link
The removal of God and natural law from America’s psyche is not the result of happenstance, or “enlightenment” — it is the result of the atheistic Left’s long-term, unrelenting agenda to destroy Western civilization’s Judeo/Christian roots (and hence destroy Western civilization itself). A modicum of research will show that statement is not hyperbole. Link
It is not enough for America to get its fiscal house in order; we must refresh, rediscover, and reinvigorate our spiritual roots as well. Without God in our lives and culture we are directionless — sans compass and rudder. Our ethics become vapid, and our morality insipid — we can see the results of such spiritual anemia all around us. (The fact that the ACLU and their ilk fight Christianity at every turn, and yet find any mention of Allah and Islam all to the good, speaks volumes about the Left’s game plan). Link Link
What is so natural about natural law? Long ago, back in the days when men were men, and women weren’t, people used to take for granted that there was a thing called “human nature.” Broadly speaking, the term “human nature” refers to the idea that people are interested in themselves, first and foremost. That is, it is natural for us to be selfish. Link
Instead of delving into a discussion on the whole Malthusian/Hobbesian/Darwinian “survival of the fittest” scenario, suffice it to say that when left to our own devices, we tend to be selfish SOBs. Fortunately, our Creator endowed us with an intuitive knowledge of right and wrong which, if we pay attention to it, keeps us from reverting to barbarism, and when cultivated, leads us toward bettering both ourselves, and society as a whole. This “intuitive knowledge” is what is known as natural law. Link
Natural law was a concept familiar to the ancient Greeks, but it was most famously outlined and encapsulated in the Decalogue, or Ten Commandments. One could say that the Ten Commandments are not true because they are in the Bible; so much as they are in the Bible because they are true. (The Decalogue should not be confused with Mosaic Law, which covers much more ground than just the Ten Commandments). Link
The Ten Commandments are sometimes separated into the First and Second Tablets — the First Tablet consisting of those Commandments dealing with God, and the Second Tablet referring to those Commandments dealing with human relationships. There has been an ongoing effort to keep the Second Tablet, while jettisoning the First. Link
Perhaps the main problem with removing all reference to a Creator from the Commandments is that, minus God, “shalts” become “shoulds,” and “oughts” become mere suggestions. When God is taken out of the equation the Commandments no longer have any strong moral authority or gravitas, and hence are weakened to the point of being ineffectual — situational integrity becomes the norm. We need all of the Commandments.
A sophisticated understanding of atheism shows its bleak, meaningless insanity clearly, but most atheists have no idea about any of that, and simply use it as a convenient crutch to help justify and rationalize their natural self-centered proclivities. A society built on such a nihilistic foundation cannot last, and must collapse as the result of overwhelming hubris crushing its spindly supports. Link
Conservation and conservatism fit together hand in glove. The Judeo/Christian ethos tells us that “we are stewards of God’s earth, ruling over that which is not ours.” Despite the lies vociferously spouted by radicals using environmentalism as a front, “we the people” are the true stewards of America’s natural abundance, and always have been. It is natural for us to “go green,” but we must be careful to separate the wheat from the chaff, the false from the true. Link Link
For example, the Sorelian myth of Global Warming, the insidious effects of Agenda 21, and other purportedly eco-friendly agendas must be seen for the anti-American, freedom-stealing manipulations that they are. There are plenty of legitimate, worthy environmental causes “we the people” can address (such as putting an end to the dolphin killings in Taiji, Japan),, without getting waylaid by duplicitous, harmful nonsense. Link Link Link
The EPA should be the first federal department put on the chopping block, in a government-reducing, economy-saving belt tightening — followed quickly by the Department of Energy. That the EPA has designated carbon dioxide (one of the world’s most important and life-enhancing gases) a dangerous pollutant, is at best ignorant, and at worst diabolical. “We the people” need to put a stop to such harmful, ideologically driven pseudo-science. Link Link
In any event, let us return natural law back to its rightful place of honor as the keystone of America’s foundation – it is only natural.