by Michael Peroutka
Did you know that there is a distinctively American view of law and of the role, purpose, and conduct of government?
This American View rests firmly on Biblical foundations and requires, for its successful functioning, a moral and religious culture. That is to say, it requires a citizenry which is not only knowledgeable regarding the Revealed Word of God and His moral principles and precepts, but it also requires a citizenry which is committed to living liberty by observing His law.
The distinctives of this “American View” are eloquently expressed in the Declaration of Independence and can be summarized thusly:
- There is an Omniscient, Almighty, Creator God whose Son is Jesus Christ, the Savior and the Lord.
- Our rights to life, liberty and property come from Him. They are a part of His Creation.
- The sole purpose of civil government is to protect these God-given rights
This is the belief system that forms the underpinning of American government. There can be no expectation of personal liberty, or freedom of speech, or freedom of association, or freedom of movement, or freedom of worship, and no hope of peaceful enjoyment of real or personal property, unless these foundational beliefs are understood by the people, embraced by the people and vigorously defended by the people.
These essential, foundational, structural beliefs can be found in all the official documents of our founding. Moreover, our Founder’s papers and their correspondence are replete with references to these beliefs.
Today, our once strong country is being dismantled from within by domestic enemies that do not hide their contempt for these God-honoring beliefs on which our future happiness rests and our liberty depends.
Some of us have recommitted ourselves to learning and living liberty by studying and applying this original American View of law and government.
We were thinking maybe you would like to join us.
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