Come back to the truths

“The separation of church and state law is bad law, it has a bad history and should be revisited,” said William Renquist, one of the longest serving chief justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.

The chief justice knew that the “separation law” violates 174 years of legal precedent. He also knew that the “separation law” violates the principles of government as defined in the Declaration of Independence.

He knew that to separate God from the functions of government and the public school violates the basic foundation principle upon which this government should be based.

Before the Warren Court, it was thought that man was created in the image and likeness of God. So, the Declaration makes plain that the rights of man come not from other men but from the mind of God.

Said Jefferson, “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal and are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

What is the function of government? The next line in the Declaration says “To secure these rights governments are instituted among men.” God and government are united. Thus, there can be no separation of God and government without placing our rights in jeopardy.

The “laws of nature and nature’s God” are the foundation of government, as they are the foundation of the public schools.

The Founders state the purpose of the free public schools in Article 3 of The Northwest Ordinance. It reads: The purpose of the free public schools is to teach “Religion, morality, as well as knowledge.” No state was admitted into the union without this plank in its state constitution.

God, the state, and the school were united.

Now that God has been removed from the functions of the state and the public schools, we no longer understand the “laws of nature and nature’s God” from which the concepts of equality, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness come.

We have lost our moral code.

Today, the purpose of government is not to make men good by the right rule of law, and the purpose of education is not to make men good by teaching the principles of truth, goodness and virtue.

Chief Justice Renquist was right “the separation law is bad law, it has a bad history and should be revisited.”

In 1858, Abraham Lincoln said “Now, my countrymen, if you have been taught doctrines that conflict with the great landmarks of the Declaration of Independence; if you have listened to suggestions which would take away from its grandeur and mutilate the fair symmetry of its proportions; if you have been inclined to believe that all men are not created equal in those inalienable rights enumerated in our charter of liberty, let me entreat you to come back. … come back to the truths that are in the Declaration of Independence. You may do anything with me you choose, if you will but heed these sacred principles.”

Lewis Rutherford

Parkersburg

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