America’s Founding: “… the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God” – Establish Justice, Pass Personhood Now !!!

Revised June 26, 2022

Expressed in The Declaration of Independence
July 4, 1776

America’s Founding: “… the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God”

 

In Congress, July 4, 1776

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
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.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. —
[ emphasis added ]

https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript
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No King but King Jesus ! ( The Lord Jesus Christ )
Declarations and Evidences of Christian Faith in America’s Colonial Charters, State Constitutions, and other Historical Documents during over 375 Years of American History: 1606 to 1982

http://christianlifeandliberty.net/No-King-but-King-Jesus.pdf

 

How many Americans, including Christians, understand today, without the Christian Protestant Reformation, there would not have been the “America” which was Declared Independent in 1776; and whose Constitution was Signed in 1787, and Ratified in 1788, and Implemented in 1789; and in which the Individual Rights of American citizens are protected from the federal government by the Bill of Rights which was Ratified in 1791 !!!???
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Blackstone’s Commentaries: “… the law of nature and the law of revelation”

In the decade before the first shots of the American Revolution (War for American Independence) were fired on the green (common) at Lexington (Mass.) on April 19, 1775, English jurist William Blackstone published his four books of Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769).  “The Commentaries were long regarded as the leading work on the development of English law and played a role in the development of the American legal system.”  “The Commentaries are often quoted as the definitive pre-Revolutionary source of common law by United States courts.”  “For decades, a study of the Commentaries was required reading for all first year law students.” Blackstone’s Commentaries were used before, and for approximately 100 years after, the American Revolution (1776-1783) to train lawyers in the United States, including at the University of South Carolina School of Law during part of the Reconstruction Era (1867-1877) after the USC Law School opened in 1867.

The University of South Carolina Law School curriculum included Blackstone’s Commentaries at times during period 1867-1877:



                                     USC Law School History: Reconstruction Era (1867-1877)  [excerpts, emphasis added]

“The University of South Carolina School of Law was established as one of ten academic schools when South Carolina College was reorganized as the University of South Carolina in 1865 and 1866.  The Board of Trustees elected twenty-seven year old South Carolina attorney Alexander Cheves Haskell as the first professor of law and the law school opened on October 7, 1867. Professor Haskell developed his own system of leading the junior class through a course in Blackstone’s Commentaries and the senior class through a course on Stephens’ Pleading. …” [ continued ]

                                    USC Law School History: Reconstruction Era (1867-1877)  [excerpts, emphasis added]  [continued]

“From the opening of the law school in October 1867 until the death of Professor Melton on December 4, 1875, classes were held in the University Library, now the South Caroliniana Library, and DeSaussure College. … The Board of Trustees chose Franklin J. Moses, Sr., the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Carolina, as Melton’s successor.  Under Moses the curriculum of the law school was modified to place a heavy emphasis on Blackstone’s Commentaries and Kent’s Lectures.”


William Blackstone
Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769)

[ excerpts, emphasis added ]

INTRODUCTION
Sect. 2:  Of the Nature of Laws in General

“The doctrines thus delivered we call the revealed or divine law, and they are to be found only in the holy scriptures.”

“Yet undoubtedly the revealed law is of infinitely more authenticity than that moral system, which is framed by ethical writers, and denominated the natural law. Because one is the law of nature, expressly declared so to be by God himself; the other is only what, by the assistance of human reason, we imagine to be that law. If we could be as certain of the latter as we are of the former, both would have an equal authority; but, till then, they can never be put in any competition together.”

“Upon these two foundations, the law of nature and the law of revelation, depend all human laws; that is to say, no human laws should be suffered to contradict these.”

http://christianlifeandliberty.net/Blackstones-Commentaries-1863-Introduction-Section-II-Of-the-Nature-of-Laws-in-General-pp-title-25-28-29.pdf
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In other words, Blackstone’s Commentaries, which were used before, and for 100 years after, the American Revolution (1776-1783) to train lawyers in the United States, said “all human laws” are to be inviolate of the Laws of Nature and the Word of God, the Bible !!!

 

William Blackstone
Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769)
[ excerpts, emphasis added ]

INTRODUCTION
Sect. 2:  Of the Nature of Laws in General

“To instance in the case of murder: this is expressly forbidden by the divine, and demonstrably by the natural law; and, from these prohibitions, arises the true unlawfulness of this crime. … Nay, if any human law should allow or injoin us to commit it, we are bound to transgress that human law, or else we must offend both the natural and the divine.

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ESTABLISH JUSTICE NOW !!!

PASS PERSONHOOD NOW !!!

 

2022 “Personhood Act of South Carolina”

H5401, S1335.

 

God says,

“Thou shalt not kill (murder).”

Exodus 20:13, KJV

 

Steve Lefemine
Christian pro-life missionary

Christians for Personhood
PO Box 12222
Columbia, SC 29211

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PERSONHOOD ACT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
AND SCRIPTURAL BASIS OF HUMAN LAWS
Christians for Personhood newsletter

Steve Lefemine, Christian pro-life missionary
exec. dir., Christians for Personhood
December 31, 2018 / Revised January 2, 2019
http://christianlifeandliberty.net/2018-12-31-SC-Personhood-Act-Scriptural-Basis-Of-Human-Laws-variation-Revised-Jan-2-2019.pdf
http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/2019/01/01/personhood-act-of-south-carolina-and-scriptural-basis-of-human-laws/
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‘ROE v. WADE Opinion, January 22, 1973: “If … personhood is established, the [pro-“abortion”] case, of course, collapses, …” ‘

Christians for Personhood
January 5, 2022
http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/2022/01/05/roe-v-wade-opinion-january-22-1973-if-personhood-is-established-the-pro-abortion-case-of-course-collapses/
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‘Audio / ROE v. WADE – FULL SECOND ORAL ARGUMENT BEFORE US SUPREME COURT – October 11, 1972’

Christians for Personhood
November 18, 2021
http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/2021/11/18/audio-roe-v-wade-full-second-oral-argument-before-us-supreme-court-october-11-1972/
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‘History of Personhood Legislation in South Carolina (1998 – 2021)’

Christians for Personhood
November 12, 2021/Revised November 12, 2021/Edited November 14, 2021
http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/2021/11/10/history-of-personhood-legislation-in-south-carolina-1998-2021/
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‘PERSONHOOD and South Carolina Constitutional Law:’

Christians for Personhood
Nov 5, 2021
http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/2021/11/05/personhood-and-south-carolina-constitutional-law/
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‘PERSONHOOD and South Carolina State Law:’

Christians for Personhood
Nov 2, 2021
http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/2021/11/02/personhood-and-south-carolina-state-law
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‘Videos / PERSONHOOD IS THE KEY TO ENDING “ABORTION” IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’

Christians for Personhood
Oct 25, 2021
http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/2021/10/25/videos-personhood-is-the-key-to-ending-abortion-in-the-united-states-of-america
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“Good” is the Enemy of God’s Best: Personhood vs Incrementalism

Christians for Personhood
Oct 10, 2021
http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/2021/10/10/good-is-the-enemy-of-gods-best-personhood-vs-incrementalism

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