Did our founding fathers cause all “Rights” problems that plague the USA?
Our USA courts are buried with lawsuits interpreting personal ‘Rights.’ Our police are intimidated and in fear of violating numerous perceived Rights as to whether actions are lawful or not. In my opinion, it is because our founding fathers should have written a Bill or Wrongs instead of a Bill of Rights. If they had done so, perhaps the USA might have been a wiser, or less foolish nation over time. Why? If interested, read on.
Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to a people. ( Proverb 14:34)
According to v 34, theodicy operates in respect to nations as well as individuals. Righteousness elevates the station of a nation, gives it standing in the world and makes it a power for good: sin depresses its influence and brings it into dispute. There is no difficulty in translation hesed ‘disgrace’ and the sense is weaker if heser, ‘want,’ is read as it was by the Greek translator. (Proverbs Mc Kane)
Right versus Righteousness, versus Bill of Rights
The context of these three words all stem from definition of right meaning ‘correct.’ Righteous expands to a moral or Biblical context. The philosophy of humans having Rights first originated in the 16th Century and expanded by our USA founding fathers with their statement of a presumed endowment of Rights in the Declaration of Independence.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, -That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the …
In My Next Post
I will explore the reasons of what and how changes occurred over time to our founding father’s basis of presumptions of Rights in relation to interpretations of Rights by the USA Supreme Court.
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Why We Don’t Care About the Protection of Our Rights HERE
Being Right v Righteousness HERE
Bill of Rights HERE