Law is beautiful (Part 6).
Five thousand years ago there was a city called Agitation de Milagros, the Capital of ancient Svoboby. In the center of this capital was a beautiful pool called Promesa that everyone admired, but over time, the citizens forgot its meaning and history. Foreigners who wished to become citizens of Svoboby would pay homage to the pool of promise.
The Pool of Promesa represented an idea that stirred the hearts of millions, touching the aspirations and wonder of people around the world, calling them to human dignity. Svoboby recognized that all had certain rights from a Designer. These rights were based on transcended laws of purity. Only from a perfect source could its citizens obtain their first principle of dignity.
On the bottom of the pool was etched the creed that the Svoboby citizens enjoyed for happiness. The etched words from the lower part of the basin seemed to float up to the heavens declaring morals, standards, values defining right and wrong behavior related to the fulfillment of their need for self-worth. The founders of Svoboby, in their wisdom, cut off a slice of their sovereignty to member districts. Member districts were allowed to govern themselves and make their decisions provided they not breach the charter-freedom of Svoboby.
Sadly, numerous citizens hated the Pool of Promesa for their desire was hedonism and they polluted it with pleasure-seeking materialism and false teachings of the history of Svoboby. Each year as the passersby of pleasure strode by the pool they would toss their signs “of blanket approval” of anything goes subjectivity into its bright reflection. After several generations, the pool of Promesa became murky, with future generations not knowing its origins and history. People became antinomian against the transcendent laws, and a Gordian knot of elitists from the Northeast of Svoboda emerged who were not accountable to any set of legislation. The puppet regime now could fool the masses with a herd mentally of followers – that anything goes.
Indeed, the citizen should be loved, but love need not mean a blanket approval of everything a person does. Freedom without wholesome constraints leads to bondage. In this brief fictitious story, we find a parallel to our country.
The founding of these United States, regardless of what the whiners who say, “it was founded on secularism,” the truth is, it was founded on transcendent principles, not by chance, but by a design. Not all have been dummied down; the following is an excerpt from a Duke University student: “John Kasich wants the controversy of marriage and bathrooms to abate so that our culture can reclaim peace, but the reality is that this cultural war is inevitable because it is about something deeper. The reason why there is no intellectual middle ground is that the disagreement at stake is about the fundamental nature of existence. We must ask ourselves, “Is truth, reality and morality objectively defined or autonomously defined?” There is no getting around this dilemma; we must think through the question.”
“Are we the only measure of ourselves? I don’t think we are. If person X rapes someone, is it only wrong if he decides it is? Or if enough people say it is? Or if it simply has undesirable consequences? None of these make an action truly “wrong” in itself, because for an action to be actually wrong, it must be wrong regardless of time or culture or circumstances. The understanding that such an act is morally wrong, regardless of what people on earth believe about it, requires a transcendent moral code that comes from above—a supreme personal being.” Here is another individual, not dummied down, who believes in transcendent principles:
SIGNER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE; JUDGE; DIPLOMAT; ONE OF TWO SIGNERS OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS; SECOND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: He said, “The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.”
Maybe, you are a member of the dummy down class and pride yourself as being educationally ranked 49th in the world, but as for me and my house, we will use our heads for thinking, rather than unraveling our spinal cord.