The good old United States of America has enjoyed 232 years of exceptionalism thanks to the course set for her by the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence. The Founders had peered thousands of years into the past and understood the timeless principles of Natural Law.
With the Atlantic Ocean providing a buffer, Thomas Jefferson and the boys had the unique opportunity to take a giant leap forward in civilization. Unlike the typical conquering of a new territory to impose a replacement ruler, the founders seized the opportunity of a clean slate to embrace Eden.
The Declaration of Independence was an elegant revolution from King George III’s monarchy. It began with, “When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”
The new nation was founded on the Laws of Nature, with the authority of the Creator who intended for their enjoyment to all mankind. Jefferson had not made this stuff up. He had studied the science of two thousand years of pursuing that understanding.
Theorizing about Natural Law appears to be quite natural in of itself. Studies and philosophies of the existence of Natural Law are as old as Western Civilization. The idea is that, apart from force and religious beliefs, humans generally expect and respect certain prerogatives for themselves and others. Even Aristotle pressed that the intention of human design could be observed through peoples’ global, natural tendencies.
The concept of Natural Law has been studied and debated by notable philosophers for centuries. And perhaps the single greatest point of debate is whether there is an effect for the cause. In other words, is there a Creator of humans who intended this Natural Law? Some have denied a deistic cause, but the argument collapses under the weight of reason. Even one of the earliest observers on the topic, Greek philosopher Heraclitus (560BC-480BC) wrote, “For all human laws are fed by the one divine law.”
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