Are We God, Or Are We Endowed

11 04 2006

The founding documents of the United States of America carry within them the very heart and soul of our unfolding march towards whatever greatness our nation will ever achieve. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America stand alone as arguably the greatest statements any nation has yet to produce in mankind’s quest for political dignity and liberty. Flawed as we have been in living up to those documents, their content both encourages, inspires, and indicts us. Like the mission statements of any company or organization, the truest measurement of our success as a people is the degree to which our actions have aligned themselves with their elevated statements and standards.

The greatest challenges we have fought as a nation (and we remain engaged in that continuing struggle today) revolve around the degree to which we will measure all political action and legal interpretations by the opening statement of our astounding Declaration of Independence. Its opening statements thunder across time as it declares “…We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men…are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights. That among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness…” What a statement. It sets the bar at a level that requires all nations and all people groups to ask themselves, “Does our ‘God’ so endow us?” Thinking evolutionists must shut their mouths at such a statement since “mother nature” only promises mankind the “survival of the fittest.” Indeed, if evolution is true, then only man can endow himself with certain “inalienable rights,” which obviously means that certain other men and women can and do capriciously rescind those rights based solely upon sheer self-serving power.

The framers of our Constitution well understood what I have just observed. If man is alone in the universe and not the product of a Creator and Endower, then man will pay a numbing price for his aloneness. He is god and the question becomes which human “gods” will decide the fate of the “lesser” human gods over which they rule? Morality and political rights become the constantly “shifting sands” controlled solely by the political “isms” and popular ideas of the day, or the power coming out of the barrel of a gun. The right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are hence determined by vote, persuasive vitriol, or whoever controls the banking systems and the armies.

In our nation’s past, the blacks were controlled by the white slave holders until the Northern Christian abolitionists challenged our nation’s conscience and provoked a civil war. African-Americans enjoyed no such rights as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Today it is pre-born children in the wombs of terribly confused and self-centered women who are our current “slaves.” Who will it be tomorrow? The aged? The political dissenters? The Bible-believing Christians?

What man can give, man can take away. Our nation’s fathers and founders, having been victims of Europe’s kings and popes, knew this full well. And they also knew the history of the world’s tyrants. Therefore, stating the reality of a Creator’s “endowment” of mankind with political rights and freedoms was a defining moment in human history.

As our nation’s Supreme Court is caught in their own internal “civil war” between external “endowed” truths and ever-shifting social customs, they mirror the culture war in which our nation’s population is presently engaged. Our liberty and that of our children is in great peril. It is a complex crisis reduced to a simple question. Are we god, or are we endowed?

Also see: Wizbang, Expose The Left, Junkyard Blog, Evangelical Outpost, Freedom Watch, The Wide Awakes

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