The most endangered concept and foundation of the American Republic is LIBERTY. The entire validity and purpose of government is to advance and protect individual natural rights. Natural law is the only supreme canon to base government upon and organize society. Our common law tradition rests upon natural law. Western civilization’s essence is intrinsic in the inherent autonomy of each human being. Our universal nature bestowed from God. Life is not an accident, but is a gift. Christian ethics, values and teachings are synonymous with the founding of our nation. Thomas Jefferson states, "The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time." (A Summary View of the Rights of BritishAmerica).
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