THE IRON PEN by Daniel Hite

May 14, 2010

Progressive-speak on “Law”

Filed under: politics — danielhite @ 6:07 am
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The President says Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan “loves the law” and that she is “in touch with average, regular people.”  In soon coming Senate confirmation hearings, she should be asked what she believes is the source and purpose of the law. Progressives believe that law and truth are not fixed and tied to an absolute standard.  No, that is the classic view of law, but the progressive view is that the law serves political ends, hence, legal positivism: the view that law is created by the state, not God. If God is the ultimate Author of Law, then He must be served.  If the state is source, then it must be served.  The Psalmist said, “Oh, how I love Thy law. It is my meditation all the day.” (Psalm 119:97)  Loving God’s law should certainly be an extension of loving and respecting Him, but loving a creation of the state is totally another matter and an alarming one at that.  Changing and evolving law according to societal and cultural norms, ultimately serving the ends of political power, is perhaps the most dangerous of all tenets of humanism.  No wonder they hate the phrase, “One nation under God.”  Judges need to know the law, not pop sociology and psychology. Judges need to understand and love the Source and purpose of all law, not just love the philosophical legal banter. “The law of nature and nature’s God” is the law whose source is the Creator who endowed us with inalienable rights–rights that are to be protected by that law.  This Court nomination process should be of keen interest to all who really love the law and it’s Author as well as to all who have a desire to respect and protect our founding fathers’ view of the law and the judiciary.  You don’t have to be a lawyer to know the difference between classical and progressive law and their distinctions in vocabulary.


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  1. Friday, May 14, 2010
    We say “Good morning!” to the writer of THE IRON PEN.
    A powerful article which we must take to heart; and, then, take to others.
    Yours truly,
    Charles and Nancy Williams and Family

    Comment by the Williams Family — May 14, 2010 @ 6:13 am | Reply

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