God is dead, and so, too, are our unalienable rights

1-coin-front.jpg1-coin-front.jpg1-coin-front.jpg Scientists have long held that there I no proof that God exists.  The acceptance of this statement by many has had profound affects on our ethical, moral and legal conduct.  His Holiness The Dalai Lama wrote(1), 

 

Now, many people, believing that science has ‘disproven’ religion, make the further assumption that because there appears to be no final evidence for any spiritual authority, morality itself must be a matter of individual preference
And whereas in the past, scientists and philosophers felt a pressing need to find solid foundations on which to establish immutable laws and absolute truths, nowadays this kind of search is held to be futile.

 

With this view as their real basis, the 9 Supremes in black have further pursued the separation of church and state to the point that God is an unmentionable within government. However, this position is contrary to the strong beliefs of our Founding Fathers who had deep religious convictions and beliefs with respect to God and the importance of religious values.  The foundation of our Declaration of Independence is based on the higher authority of a God: 

 

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary . . . to assume . . . the separate and equal station that Nature and Nature’s God entitle them . . . We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – That to secure these rights governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

 

With the banishment of God from government, the Supremes have struck a mortal blow to the very foundations of American political philosophy, beliefs and values. These rights that were held by the Founding Fathers, and other political philosophers at that time, superior to any rights granted by any government, and expressed in the US Constitution and Bill of Rights, have been declared null and void by the Supremes.  With no substitute standard being announced by the Supremes to guide the people, they are left to flounder. And we have floundered.   

In place of these higher standards and ideals, we have the decisions of 9 people in black that are subject to the ebb and flow of the times.  These Supremes have decided just which enumerated rights will and which will not be protected, have added additional rights not enumerated, and outright denied the validity and intent of the Ninth Amendment(3): The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. 

A poor substitute for a higher authority that has surfaced in recent years is the lame “politically correct” standard.  It’s not even a morally or ethically correct standard, but a politically correct standard that spews forth from who knows where and why.  But, obviously, it’s a political standard designed to advance the positions of those currently in power. 

We are no longer a nation of laws, but a nation of men. We have no moral, ethical or legal compass.  Anything the Supremes decides goes. The people have been rendered powerless when the burden of proving unconstitutionality falls to them, and not to the learned scholars; and when legal scholars for the real estate business interests declare the laws of equitable servitudes superior to the Constitution(2).  

In regard to planned communities, we witness this deviation from the Constitution quite clearly when legislatures encourage, support and protect private local governments that, unlike our municipal entities, operate outside Constitutional protections and deny their members the rights and freedoms enjoyed by others outside the planned community. Within the homeowners association authoritarian, pseudo-democratic governments, the people do not come first. 

We are living in a New America where the America of our Founding Fathers is rapidly becoming a myth.   

NOTE:  The new $1 Presendential Coin series does not show “In God We Trust” on either the front or back.  It is inscribed on the edge of the coin and cannot be read by the naked eye.

 

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1 1..Ethics for the New Millennium, His Holiness The Dalai Lama, p. 10, Riverhead Books, 1999.

 2 2. Restatement Third, Property: Servitudes, § 3.1, comment h.

3.  US v. Carolene, 304 US 144 (1938) (Footnote Four); Planned Parenthood v. Casey 505 US 833 (1992) (Footnote Four Plus).

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  1. […] [2]God is dead, and so, too, are our unalienable rights, HOA Constitutional Government, February 5, 2008 […]

  2. Bill Moyers in his book, “Moyers on Democracy”, Random House, 2008:

    “Kindred spirits across the nation must confront the most fundamental liberal failure of the current era: the failure to embrace a moral vision of America based on the transcendent faith that human beings are more than the sum of their material appetites, our country is more than an economic machine, and freedom is not license but responsibility—the gift we have received and the legacy we must bequeath.”


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