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COPYRIGHT WARNING

An individual’s immutable biological sex is objectively determined by anatomy, physiology, or genetics at or before birth. A person may determine that they wish to be known by an alternative gender, but this does not void their biological gender identity.

Government and society is not obligated to grant special rights or privileges to those who change their biological sex. The Constitution already protects the civil rights of males and females. It was never the intent of the framers of the Constitution to grant special protection or civil rights to a new class of persons that is not supported by their biological identity.

When transgender individuals demand special rights for themselves because they personally identify as a sex other than that of their birth, they often infringe upon the rights of other persons. In the case of public restrooms, a person who is biologically a man and demands access to public restroom designated for females, violates the right of privacy and safety for females who use these facilities.

This example is one of many that arise when special rights are given to persons who change their gender identity. In every case, the rights of other persons must be impinged in order to grant special rights to those who change their birth gender.

The framers of the Constitution were well aware that homosexual and lesbian persons existed in their society. It was never the intention of the Constitution to grant special rights to these individuals. To the contrary, Thomas Jefferson wrote and spoke in opposition to these persons as violators of the laws that govern human behavior. When the government of the United States was founded, homosexuality was considered a capital offense.[1] In all of the original thirteen colonies and later, all fifty of the United States, sodomy was punished by severe penalties with several states invoking a sentence of death, such as New York, Vermont, Connecticut, and South Carolina.[2] Thomas Jefferson authored a bill that called for dismemberment as the punishment for sodomy in the state of Virginia.[3]

It is impossible to assert that the Constitution of the United States intended that persons who change their biological identity should be granted special protection.

The progressive movement views the Contitution as a document that should evolve over time with the changing opionions and ideas of society. All laws which govern human life are only valid if they are immutable and fixed for all time. Any generation which seeks to change the Constitution because of the changing opinions of society, will destroy the very fabric that has created this free and righteous nation.


NOTES:

[1] Robinson, B.A. (2003), “Criminalizing Same-Sex Behavior, Sodomy Laws” [On-line], URL: http://www.religioustolerance.org/hom_laws1.htm.
[2] Barton, David (2002), pp. 306,482 Original Intent (Aledo, TX: Wallbuilders), 3rd edition.
[3] Thomas Jefferson Library of Congress, Bill authored in: 1781, Query 14; cf. 1903, 1:226-227.


COPYRIGHT WARNING

Over the course of 40 years, I have heard just about every excuse for why a person will not receive Jesus as their Savior. In all of the reasons that people give for their unwillingness, they all boil down to one source: A desire to live a certain life that they have chosen, without the interference of religion.

There are many who claim that there is no proof for the existence of God. This is perhaps the most preposterous excuse, considering the massive evidence that is available today to prove that God must exist. In these cases, those who make such assertions, do so from willing ignorance. While asserting that no proof exists for God, under investigation, we find that these persons have not done the necessary work themselves to determine whether or not God actually does exist. In an overwhelming majority, most people who make such claims, use the comments and quotes of other atheists, not their own personal research.

I have not met a single atheists who has taken an academic approach to their atheism by sincerely exploring all the facts which empirically prove that God must exist. The arguments that are frequently given are at best; insufficient, at worst; only taken from the words of other atheists. If you listen to persons who are incorrect in their hypothesis or conclusions, then your hypothesis and conclusions will also be incorrect. (more…)


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Where did the laws of the United States originate? To what source did the framers of the Constitution draw their inferences in establishing the rights of citizens for America?

Before the founding of America; before the Constitution existed, there was a standard for all laws that was highly revered and looked upon as the only authoritative source for human law: “Blackstone’s Commentary on the Law.”[1]

When the men who penned the words for the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States, were looking for a just basis for laws that would unite the colonies into one nation, one people, and government, they used the principles of Blackstone’s as the foundation for these laws.

We see evidence for the impact that Blackstone’s Commentary on the Law had on the framers of our Constitution when we examine the words of the Declaration of Independence:

“When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds 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.”

This term: “the laws of nature and nature’s God,” came directly from the text of Blackstone’s and is specific in its description for the origin of valid law.*

In this article, we will explore the major precepts of Blackstone’s, in order to understand the mind-set of the framers of the Constitution, when they were seeking to institute the just laws which would convey liberty to all people who would inhabit this land. (more…)


The debate: whether the founders of the United States intended that our country would be founded as a Christian Nation, deriving our laws  from the Bible and the Laws of God, is settled by our discovery of who these men were. As we read through the actual statements of these men, we realize that their entire purpose for framing the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, was to allow those who believe in God, to worship freely, unencumbered by the newly formed government of America.

1. John Adams

SIGNER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE; JUDGE; DIPLOMAT; ONE OF TWO SIGNERS OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS; SECOND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.1 (more…)