Insights into The Declaration of Independence

I am please to bring you a guest post today. Submitted by my Dad, who writes under the name of Commodore, (and who is NOT a slumlord, for those of you who misread the previous post about housing). Enjoy!

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Insights into The Declaration of Independence

If you have read the Declaration of Independence then you know that in the second paragraph it states:

“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”.

There are so many topics that could be discussed based on just these two sentences alone. But what I would like to point out is that our liberty comes from our Creator, not from our Government!! There are many in our government that would have us believe that there is no Creator, in which instance then, our Creator could not have endowed us with Life and Liberty. And it follows then that these things must come from our Government which becomes the benefactor of all things.

The second sentence states that Government derives its powers from us, the people. You can argue that if our Creator did not give us our rights and liberty and that they actually come from our Government then powers must flow from the Government to the People as well and not the other way around.

You can see the motivation of our government to discredit the existence of a Creator. If they can do that then they discredit the authority of the People.

When government receives it powers from the people it acts as a limiting force upon government. If government receives its authority from the people then government can not possess any authority that the people themselves do not possess. The people can not grant authority to the government that they themselves do not have to grant. Yet we see government exercising authority which the people do not have. When you see this happening then you know that government is getting out of control. For example, people do not have the authority to take what belongs to someone else and give it to another or to keep it for themselves. Yet you see this happening all the time by government in the form of redistribution of wealth and in many of the environmental laws which restrict the use of private property.

When we allow the government to destroy our Creator we are simply allowing them to discredit the source of our life, liberty and right to pursue happiness and our right to exercise authority over our own government. Everyone has the right to choose but do not be deceived by the rhetoric of the day. By denying nature’s God you deny your right to freedom and lay your fate at the hands of a government that is swiftly becoming tyrannical.

here is a link to the Declaration of Independence

-Commodore


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2 thoughts on “Insights into The Declaration of Independence

  1. Well said. I would clarify one point though. It does not follow that if a person does not believe in a creator or god that they must believe their rights are granted by the government. This is however what usually follows and also what most leaders would have us believe follows. It is possible to believe that you are entitled to the rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence by simply existing. Or to believe that no man has an inherent right to govern you, only as far as you are willing to be governed. It is when you don’t even recognize this that you are headed for a major reduction in your personal freedom.

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