Liberalism vs. the Constitution

Liberalism is but one of the many manifestations of the religions of humanism expressed as various political ideologies throughout history. Common to all is their failure to address the unchanging, repetitive pattern of human behavior. Not isolated to any culture or society, it is the constancy of humanity's indelible character that was studied and taken into account by the Framers as they forged an order of law tempered by truth and reality.

Liberalism vs. the Constitution
excerpts from The Attack on America, 2nd Ed., Freedom Press, St. Louis, 2002

    Liberalism is but one of the many manifestations of the religions of humanism expressed as various political ideologies throughout history. Common to all is their failure to address the unchanging, repetitive pattern of human behavior. Not isolated to any culture or society, it is the constancy of humanity's indelible character that was studied and taken into account by the Framers as they forged an order of law tempered by truth and reality.

    Be it in the birth of Islam over a millennium before, a monarchy of despotism tolerated, rationalism witnessed across the ocean in the French Reign of Terror, existentialism of the 1800s, colonialism sustained by slavery, communism, fascism, socialism, progressivism, or, now liberalism, they all enjoy the hopes and imaginations of those conceiving and initiating them in the political order. When exposed to the crucible of life, all false ideologies succumb to the erosions of time. Only the truth endures.

    Clearly expressed in the Declaration of Independence is the comprehension of an absolute of law that transcends all human law. Borne out in the "Laws of Nature", the Founders saw that "all men are created equal, . . . endowed with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness". Critical to their understanding of this truth was the fact that "justice for all" was inextricably bound to freedom. Without justice there would be constant unrest. Peace cannot exist absent justice.

    From that point, with the Founders' belief that equality and liberty were not only compatible in a political system, but requisite, humanists always diverge. In holding to what they want to believe about human capacities, they ignore reality. Whether the "divine right of kings", Aryan supremacy, subjugation of women, dictatorship of the proletariat, or socialist economics, all false ideologies incorporate some form of injustice in all of their presumptions.

    Some argued, and the argument will persist, that the Framers' intention incorporated discrimination. This erroneous contention is negated by the volumes of their own recorded words, and even in Article I, Section 9, 1st paragraph of the Constitution. In any form, – racial, gender, economic, or religious, discrimination was contrary to their Christian Biblical worldview. If God, Himself, endowed the rights confirmed and enunciated by them in the Bill of Rights, could any person, irrespective of power or position deny them? The overriding intent of the Constitution was to set in place an order of government where the weak would always be protected from the injustices of the more powerful. Simply, all other intentions aside, this protection was what the signers of the Constitution gleaned as necessary from studying societies and governments five hundred years before Christ. Succinctly, the Constitution was based on, in the words of Thomas Jefferson in his letter to Dr. Priestley in 1803, the "doctrines of Jesus". Here again, humanists try to pervert the intention by pointing to those who gave birth to America's unquestioned intention that religious political organizations be separate from the state, and vice versa. This was about an order of law  based on truth and reality, not religious prejudice and discrimination.

    Rather than discrimination, the masterpiece of truth and reality from 1787 accounted for the ubiquitous, inherent differences and variations in every member of every species capable of reacting and interacting with their environment. Political equality, requiring the protection of individual rights, produces social inequality. That is to say that those who conceived our republican democracy recognized that each person has different talents and abilities coupled with different motivations, wants, needs, and desires. Inequality resulting in different achievement and economic levels, directly because of these unequal natural endowments, defined for these men and women over two centuries ago the reality of human existence. Cognizant of the consequences of unalterable social inequality always manifest as injustice when unbridled by an enforced political equality, the Constitution was written accompanied by the Bill of Rights.

    From the inescapable truth declared in 1776, in the perspective of those in these colonies seeking freedom and justice for all, and for true freedom to be preserved, bound only by the laws of nature and of "Nature's God", an unwavering defense of private property must be insured. Every individual citizen’s rights of personal morality, religious faith and their expression of that belief, and the "pursuit of happiness" must accompany the fruits of their labors. In the order of the "supreme law of the land", separating church from state, government from civil rights and mores, the public domain from private enterprise, the Framers reconcile equality, justice, and freedom in a unique way, theretofore untried in human history. The Constitution is a model only for governments whose foundation is the Christian Biblical worldview limiting the power of government to the protection of those rights of mankind "endowed by their Creator".

    Ignoring or rejecting the concept of created natural differences, all the false religions and ideologies of humanism seek to impose their own imaginations or perceptions of their own flawed standards.  Sustained by unjust power elevating their unrighteous untruths to their political orders, history bears witness to the amalgamation of unjust political power. In secret in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, in 1787, the results of  governments corrupted by the failed human character were studied. Arising from the cesspool of sin, crime, and injustice contaminating the potential for good in our species, a light of truth with liberty constrained by justice for all was born. Justice was there defined, not by any human law, but by an immutable Law that includes all nations, societies, governments, and cultures for all times.

    Liberalism and all humanist derived ideologies attribute political failure to social and economic inequality, instead of correctly placing responsibility on those in control of political power. Islam arose as a political response to economic inequality cloaked in religious trappings. The Framers saw the fall of Rome and other extinct nations and governments as being a result of the sum of each failed political entity's citizens' decadence, immorality, and self-interest shown as weakness; apathy; and lack of commitment, loyalty, devotion, integrity, and empathy. All this is said in these few words found in the Declaration of Independence: " . . . all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed."

    Since the men meeting to form a new and untried government, establishing "liberty and justice for all", understood that all political organizations are derived to obtain economic security, they assigned to this government an intention to protect individual rights. Rather than protect or provide that security, their intention was to give all citizens an equal opportunity to achieve security in their places and of their rightful possessions. The preservation and protection of individual rights and property – the freedom for every man and woman to pursue their own happiness unhampered by the injustice, prejudice, discrimination, and inequality imposed by any unjust political system, was their mandate and their intention for this new republic. Madison in Federalist #10 describes this unchanging pattern of humanity wanting to satisfy collectively through governments their needs and desires, and each person their own, "special interests".

    Governments, "deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed", fail because their citizens fail in their responsibility to hold their governments to the standard and intention modeled in the Constitution. Without the foundation of law emanating from the Judeo-Christian tradition etched upon the hearts of the governed, not a worldly religion or faith, but an order embodying the truth present in all peoples everywhere, no government can succeed.

    To the contrary, all forms of humanism, in this instance liberalism, reject the Constitutional intention to protect individual rights, and replace it with the intention of instituting security provided by governments or political systems of every size and configuration. Absent the preservation of the inalienable rights, critical in the minds of the generations giving birth to these United States, security depends on control, and control comes from power and authority. Void of the binding of justice for all, "power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely".

    Whether it be Islamic theocracies, unjust dictatorships, socialism in Russia or China, a caste system in India, or America changing after the Civil War leading to the New Deal and culminating in the late 1960s and 1970s with a federal administrative or welfare state absent the states' rights envisioned by the Framers; any government sustained by unjust power cannot endure.

    The Preamble to the Constitution defines the authority of the people: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” Both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution confirm the people as autonomous and sovereign, and government as the people’s creation and servant, not the reverse. The humanist idea of government having any true control over the individual is not only foreign to the intention of the Constitution, but void of reality. One only needs to recall Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Mahatma Gandhi, or Martin Luther King, Jr. to validate this. Calling to the truth that all governments exist at the consent of the governed, the attack on America comes from the ideologies embracing the untruths and unrealities of humanism.

    Here we confront the real enemies threatening "liberty and justice for all". They populate all the congregations of religions of humanism. Alliances of liberals in Congress, or any level of government; liberals in the media, in Hollywood, or any public arena; judicial activists; indeed any group or person ignoring or denying the original intention of the Constitution seeks to replace truth with injustice. Any who oppose what America was called to represent in the vision of the generations who conceived and gave her birth; in the sacrifices of those who have fought and died "that this Nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth"; are our enemies.

    If within our borders, enjoying the blessings bought by the labors, commitment, and sufferings of others; these humanists deserve to be properly called traitors. They are no better than the Taliban, the Gestapo, the slave traders, the KGB, or terrorists, except in degree and manifestation. Whether assaulting the traditional nuclear family, disseminating pornography, selling illegal drugs, or calling for special "privileges or immunities"; the thread linking all our enemies, under whatever name they wish conceal themselves and their evil purposes and injustices in, is that they fail to protect and defend the original intention of the Constitution.

    It is time to overthrow political correctness, the toleration of injustice, discrimination, and prejudice. Corruption in government; the good 'ole boy clubs; the perpetuation of unjust compensation in corporations; the dissemination of lies, deceit, and revisionist history in education; all injustice and untruth needs to held accountable to a public majority whose hearts are awakened to the only truth that can set us truly free.

    To that end, we encourage the clergy in primarily minority churches to preach the abandonment of the partisan politics that has gained a foothold by bribery. For other churches, and, indeed, all churches operating under the Judeo-Christian heritage, a recognition and assumption of the responsibility that, as political organizations and consistent with the Framers' intention, the provision of charity and welfare is their charge. Now is the time for a new Great Awakening. The light now shines again in the Old North Church.