One of the beautiful things about the US Constitution that is often commented on is its brevity. Indeed it is a masterful document that reflects the efforts of dozens of men who had a rich and detailed knowledge of human history. These men knew and understood the wisdom to be found in the observations made by those who preceded them - such as Cicero who said “Salus Populi Suprema Est Lex”. (The welfare of the people is the ultimate law.)
The Constitution they left became the supreme law of the land for the republic of these United States - which was then the freest nation on Earth. How many people today realize this “law of the land” was meant as a restriction on the government and not the people. Consider what John Locke said. “
As I have discussed at length in the past these men also knew that law is useless without morals. These men were well aware of a knowledge that surpasses that of man - that which is found in an even older and greater document - the Ten Commandments. No codified system of law has ever come near the Ten Commandments for depth of wisdom or succinctness.
Man-made laws, written and unwritten, originally served to preserve and protect the community. Even as societies grew in size and complexity the law still primarily served to inform everyone, member and outsider alike, what was acceptable and unacceptable behavior. Sadly whenever tyrants gained power the law became a tool of power used for social engineering and experimentation. Such is the case in the US today.
When the US began its laws were based on the Bible and on English common law - which was itself, in large part, based on the Bible. Today, in the US, most of the laws passed are contrary to the teachings of the Bible and in many cases require a profound lack of morals to follow. Man-made law is no longer concerned with fairness or justice - only power and “legality”.
We are all biologically created equal; but, we are raised in unequal social environments which transform us into unequal social creatures. As such fairness and justice will never be found by the laws of man. Only YHWH’s law offers complete equality and fairness for eternity. Only YHWH’s law produces perfect justice. The reason is simple. Only YHWH’s law is given to us out of love. Like a parent who restricts a child to protect them His law offers us love and safety.
-- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Comment: The only valid law is that of YHWH. The only valid judgments are those based on YHWH’s law. No government of man will ever have the authority to supersede the law of the Creator of Man.
Did You Know
NOTE: Consider the following quote while reading the data below:
Where you find the laws most numerous, there you will find also the greatest injustice.
About 10% of the US population has been convicted of a felony. It is almost impossible to determine how many have been arrested for a misdemeanor much less a felony (most of which are plea bargained down) though numerous studies done continually since the 60’s show over half of all males have been or will be arrested.
In the US in 2012, 69.3 percent of all persons arrested were white, 28.1 percent were black, and the remaining 2.6 percent were of other races.*
The estimated arrest rate for the United States in 2012 was 3,888.2 arrests per 100,000 inhabitants.*
*The above only includes data reported to the FBI UCR program.
Studies suggests about 10,000 people in the United States may be wrongfully convicted of serious crimes each year.
An estimated 167,000 convicted criminal aliens are at large In US.