I have a Valentine's wish...
can someone please mail a copy of the Declaration of Independence to CNN anchor Chris Cuomo?
why, pray tell?
with courtesy of www.breitbart.com, we have a nice clean copy of this exchange:
MOORE: I believe that’s a matter of law because our rights contained in the Bill of Rights do not come from the Constitution, they come from God. It’s clearly stated –
CUOMO: Our laws do not come from God, your honor, and you know that. They come from man.oh really, Chris?
boy oh boy, you little leftist aristocrats are just so enlightened.
I regret that I haven't referred to my most favorite book on the planet, The 5000 Year Leap, lately...if not actually, months, years. It was early G Thing. And I spent much of my time deeply enveloped in what I liken to first cause mode; the beginning of every thing in America. But let's put that on hold for a minute and return to CNN:
Cuomo and Moore continue...
MOORE: I would call it the organic law because the United States code calls it organic law. It is organic law because the law of this country calls it the organic law of the country means where our rights come from. And if they come from there, men can’t take it away.
CUOMO: Our rights do not come from God. That’s your faith. That’s my faith, but not our country. Our laws come from the collective agreement and compromise.
MOORE: It’s not a matter of faith, sir. It’s a matter of organic law, which states, ‘We hold these truths to be held equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’ And the only role of government is stated in the next sentence is to secure those rights for us. The government starts taking those rights away from us, then it’s not securing and it is defiling the whole purpose of government.
[and thank you, breitbart, for always laying out the ugly truth with a virtual copy of everything]
"Our laws do not come from God, your honor, and you know that. They come from man," he said; "our rights do not come from God. That’s your faith. That’s my faith, but not our country. Our laws come from the collective agreement and compromise," making good at the alter of progressive oligarchy and omnipotence daily. Isn't it lovely that CNN makes itself available to perpetuate the ongoing and growing solidarity against true American ideals.
BTW I'm merely choosing to print it in pink to pretend it's all pink unicorns and puppy dog tails -- struggling to preserve whatever sanity that remains so I can complete this task on the day.
So W.Cleon Skousen -- author of The Leap -- not only sets the record straight in simple terms, he highlights every good thing about why the Constitution, our Rule of Law, beginning with our Declaration of Independence, will NEVER be obsolete.
ORGANIC LAW, revisited
America began because -- "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..."
"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 RIGHT, GOVERNMENTS ARE INSTITUTED AMONG MEN, DERIVING THEIR JUST POWERS FROM THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED..."
Now, we, the America-to-be-or-not-to-be, were fighting immense oppression from the British and the Church of England. And of course, things change; times change. But as Skousen says, "anyone who says the American Constitution is obsolete just because social and economic conditions have changed does not understand the real genius of the Constitution. It was designed to control something which HAS NOT CHANGED AND WILL NOT CHANGE -- NAMELY, HUMAN NATURE."
The American government was designed, organically, and thoughtfully, to control any future oppressor; and more importantly, to reform how all governments had been designed to date! Our Declaration of Independence, our Bill of Rights, our Constitution were the first of its kind! And they were designed to emphasize the rights of mankind, endowed by our Creator, to reign over a highly, limited government. Man was not dependent upon a king, or a church, or a government in order to experience life, liberty, and the pursuit of our happiness.
Something Greater makes it so! [And true to this day...by the way]
And this realization, this belief held tight to our chest for centuries, set forth the best environment for the betterment of the general welfare, and wealth creation, the world has ever known.
And just look at us!
Stumbling over every good deed and ambition our founders ever re-imagined with such arrogance and ignorance.
From Sam Adams:
"It is the greatest absurdity to suppose it [would be] in the power of one, or any number of men, at the entering of society, to renounce their essential natural rights, or the means of preserving those rights; when the grand end of civil government, from the very nature of its institution, is for the support, protection, and defense of those very rights; the principal of which...are life, liberty, and property. If men, through fear, fraud, or mistake, should in terms renounce or give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the grand end of society would absolutely vacate such renunciation. The right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave."Natural Law was, and is, the settled science that cements the exceptional components of freedom and liberty with a limited government, thereby allowing the power of the individual potential to raise and secure the power of the whole society...that being "the collective" that Cuomo speaks so highly of.
And in fine keeping, the Natural Law our founders designated to be the societal cornerstone, was reliant upon our Unalienable Rights walking hand in hand with our Unalienable Duties! The Left likes to ignore these duties (hence, the absence of common sense and the common man being at such odds these days).
As Skousen points out, "[T]here are two kinds of duties -- public and private. Public duties relate to public morality and are usually supported by local or state ordinances which can be enforced by the police power of the state. Private duties are those which exist between the individual and his Creator. These are called principles of private morality. The only enforcement agency is the self-discipline of the individual himself." [Of course, for non-believers, that self-discipline is then 'self' talking to 'self,' considering the decision to make oneself his very own God.]
The thing is, the best LAW for man was already in place and proven superior. The Creator's Divine Law furnished not only true justice for all, equally, but it also allowed for the real power to be in the hands of the people -- verily distrusting government and its central control in every way.
Studying the history of the world and the rise and fall of governments, the founders recognized the follies of human nature and devised a system of checks and balances and limited powers in order to protect the individual -- to chain the bureaucratic powers that be, restrain the natural propensity to mischief, and fully bind government, not man.
Honestly, I don't know how the Left keeps getting away with it. Their arguments based on lies and misconceptions, coupled with their unrealistic and idealistic platforms based upon a Utopian dream, are so anti-American.
The Left wants us to believe that we all need government for this, that, patty-whack. Combining a whirlwind of social justice schemes and income redistribution policies, the America we live in today is the antithesis of our founders intentions, by Divine Design, and stands to destroy whatever self-reliance that remains.
"Our laws do not come from God, your honor, and you know that. They come from man," he said; "our rights do not come from God. That’s your faith. That’s my faith, but not our country. Our laws come from the collective agreement and compromise,"
you are an idiot, Chris Cuomo.
My rights, your rights, all come from our Creator. Don't you get it? It has nothing to do with whose in power. End of story, you dumbass. [Oh I feel good! You feel good? I feel good. Happy Friday!!!!!!]
And speaking of
aw look at this girl, getting up on her high horse and all. time for me to make my way to the sunset...for it surely ain't no morning in America, now is it. C U L8r YOLO
Make it a Good Day, G