The Constitution is the law of the land. That law has a moral foundation in both the Laws of Nature and the Laws of Nature’s God. We’ve seen through history and we are currently witnessing the consequences of abandoning this solid foundation in whole.
But what of abandoning the foundation in part?
Our closest ally in political building is the Libertarian Party. The fundamental difference between our two parties is the foundation of American jurisprudence. As described above, the Constitution Party recognizes the same self-evident truths articulated in the Declaration of Independence. The LP, while recognizing that man has unalienable rights, remains silent on the question of a Creator (or rights giver) choosing instead to base their entire philosophy of government on human philosophers and reason. In short, the LP has built a party based on the authority of the Laws of Nature alone. This platform has attracted Christians and Atheists alike as well as many who embrace anarchy and its various philosophical forms.
As Blackstone observed both the natural law discovered by man's reason and the revealed law of the Bible were one and the same thing, but the revealed law was most reliable because it is the moral law given by God himself, rather than what man through his fallible reason imagines or guesses the law to be. He made it clear that all legitimate laws rest on these two foundations.
To the LP, man’s reason, despite its passions, prejudices, perceptions and intemperance is perfectible and capable of discerning right from wrong to a sufficient degree that basing a nation’s foundation of law upon it would secure liberty to all people. However, one glaring contradiction in libertarian ideology is the issue of abortion. Man’s reasoning over the past 30 years has come to justify terminating the growing life inside of a woman so long as she chooses to do so. Some rationalize that the growing embryo or fetus is not really a life. Some say the mother’s right to control her body trumps the preborn child’s right to life.
When we remove God, we are inevitably left with the rule of men. The rule of elites, the rule of experts. In these people, we must place ultimate trust to carry forth their duties and protect liberty. In the Kentucky Resolutions, 1798, Jefferson insisted that:
Alexander Solzhenitsyn said in his Templeton Address of 1983:
When our civil laws are not based on God’s absolute moral law, but rather the law as man imagines it to be, a conflict – as in the justification for abortion – will inevitably result. As Frederic Bastiat opined in his 19th century work, The Law:
America’s social, political and economic problems stem from our turning away from the fundamental principles of liberty contained in our founding documents. Generations of compromise of principle has led to a conflict society that has lost its moral compass. Consequently, we face being swallowed up by the chains of tyranny that has been the destiny of most of the people of the world throughout history.