Friday, November 14, 2008

Founders Friday

The founding of this nation is critical to our understanding of the rights we have as a nation. A proper understanding of our Constitution cannot be obtained without knowing what led to it's formation.

To that end, we at Case 4 the Right introduce Founders Friday. I'd like to begin with the opening paragraph to the Declaration of Independence. What can we glean from it?

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.

Aside from the obvious statement of intention to secede, what does does this opening statement tell us about the Founders views of national sovereignty?

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