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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

The Ten Commandments and the Rich Against the Poor.

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If there is no transcendent law, but law simply arises from history and experience, then the law is flexable and pliable and there is no protection for the low against the mighty. That is why the recent supreme court decisions concerning eminent domain and the Ten Commandments are related.

Concerning the Ten Commandments, the liberal justices who fear neither God nor man, decreed out of their own autonomy and lawlessness that the Ten Commandments could be posted in public places as long as there was not "religious" motive for doing so. In other words, if they are not recognized as transcendent law, but simply an expression of our history.

But the Ten Commandments are not an expression of our history. They were given by God to Moses at Mt. Sinai. The Ten Commandments produced a nation and a history, not the other way around.

But sure enough, the same spirit of Belial that produced that decision decided out of their own autonomy and lawlessness that "public use" could mean that New London, Connecticut, could take land by eminent domain and give it to a large and rich company like Pfizer. This means that "public use" suddenly changes its meaning to mean "enhanced tax benefits" to the city, a meaning that has never been assigned to those words in the constitution in over 200 years.

But, oh well. As Humpty Dumpty said in Through the Looking Glass
"When I use a word it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."

If anyone who reads this thinks that our liberties are protected by the Constitution, then you have another think coming, as Grandma used to say.

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