English 102, 1:10-3:30
05- 13- 2012
Response to: The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united state of America. The Declaration of Independence was written as a means of telling the felonious abuses of King George III to the world as a jury. The problem of this statement is in the matter of a question: what law was to be used? Compounded on that it could not be English law because that was what the declaration was separating from. Any other countries laws would not have authority. So, Mr. Thomas Jefferson used John Locke's Natural Law. Natural Law is the rights of all individuals, regardless of nationality, and is older than any government opinions, and is unbiased to the declaration of independence and any other authority. The Law in the Biblical perspective of man is that he was created by a divine Creator with a specific plan in mind and made in the image of his Creator. Men are entitled to the pursuit of happiness but also required by the Laws of Nature and Nature's God to be the just attendants of the land and of the governed. The Nature of man is sinful so that they must be governed but those who govern must be accountable to God just as the founding fathers of the United States of America were. God is Sovereign over men as the final Judge. The Declaration of Independence is a document co-written by the founding fathers in order to declare their independence of the Crown of Britain. They believed this to be within their rights endowed upon them by their Creator. Believing that they were under religious persecution and certain forms of “absolute tyranny" from Britain the founding fathers felt it was necessary to break the bonds that connected them to the monarchy. Not only did they feel they had the God given right to do that but they also based their arguments on the workings of governments of the time and contemporary theories of government of writers and political-social thinkers of their time. Today we should all believe...
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