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To: Mylo
And how would reading the Bible inform one as to this person's non-Christian views on the Constitution and natural law?

Well, if you want the *nutshell* version-

Noah Webster, the man personally responsible for Art. I, Sec. 8, ¶ 8, of the U. S. Constitution, explained two centuries ago:
The duties of men are summarily comprised in the Ten Commandments, consisting of two tables; one comprehending the duties which we owe immediately to God-the other, the duties we owe to our fellow men.

The Ten Commandments are two sets of laws. Enforcement of the first 5 remains only in God's purview. The LAST 5 Commandments were laws between God and men AND punishable BY man. Breaking one of these 5 Commandments is what defines *crime* for ALL of the people.

These moral laws were already well known by Americans. When a person murdered (not to be confused with self defense), failed to live up to a contractual obligation (adultery), stole, lied, or conspired (covet) to do any of the above, that person committed a crime because they negatively and directly affected another human being.


If your interested in the fuller version, try:

e-Law books

Scroll down to the Liberty Library section

James McClellan, Liberty, Order, and Justice: An Introduction to the Constitutional Principles of American Government SectionC The Rule of Law

BTW If you try to take moral, Christian principles completely out of government, you've pulled 'the principals for which it stands' right out from under the Constitution.

'Cause it's not about's about Freedom :)

43 posted on 08/01/2005 2:51:43 PM PDT by MamaTexan ( I am not a *legal entity*, nor am I a ~person~ as created by law.)
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To: MamaTexan
Yet when Thomas Jefferson said "natural law" do you think he was referring to the laws of the Bible that he called a dunghill?

And when Thomas Jefferson said "nature's god" do you think he meant Jesus Christ, who he thought of as not being the son of God, and openly scoffed at the idea of him being god himself (the trinity)?
46 posted on 08/01/2005 3:08:14 PM PDT by Mylo ("Those without a sword should sell their cloak and buy one" Jesus of Nazareth)
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