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America was NOT founded on the Ten Commandments


By AL Whitney © copyround 2016
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The “thou shalt nots” were not a part of the Declaration of Independence nor the original Constitution. The Holy Bible (let alone the controversial Old Testament) was not referenced in any of the original documents.

Thus, there is no basis for the claims made by Judge Anna von Reitz in her article Solid Resources and Brief Explanations about “the law of the land”:

The Law of the Land in the Western World is based on the Mosaic [pertaining to Moses] Law of the Bible, which is common to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The Ten Commandments are the basis of the Law of the Land, which in this country is American Common Law.

The basis for the establishment of our original form of government was a form of law (natural law) much greater than the words Moses (Pharaoh Akhenaten) supposedly got from a mythical god on Mount Sinai, known as the Ten Commandments. Emmerich de Vattel, whose work The Law of Nations inspired the founding fathers, defined mankind as uniquely different from animals – with the ability for creative reasoning – who was designed by a divine creator.

When you read Thomas Jefferson’s (author of the Declaration of Independence) papers you will discover that he was aware that religion could be used by the state to enslave the people. Therefore he was committed to keeping church and state separate – thus insuring the people the right to determine their own religion.

The following essay is both brilliant and inspiring. The author explains the influence Emmerich de Vattel’s work on natural law had in the founding of our country.

Vattel’s Natural Law

“The Law of Nations” and the Declaration of Independence

Richard W. Sharp, Jr, thetruthuncensored.net
March 17, 2014

“Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Happiness, How the Natural Law Concept of G. W. Leibniz Inspired America’s Founding Fathers.”

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“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.”
{The Declaration of Independence, 1776}

One of the most widespread myths regarding American history is the claim that the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence were based on the philosophy of John Locke. In fact, the the key organizers of the American Revolution were inspired by a desire to create a nation-state dedicated to a Leibnizian conception of happiness.

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