By Professor William Wagner
Our nation’s Founders knew God as the source of our liberty and rights.1 The Declaration of Independence, of course, reflects such a view: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all &are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty….” We see the promise of the Declaration in the structure and text of the Constitution. Here, we the people delegate power to the government to secure our freedom, while expressly limiting government’s ability to deprive individual liberty.
Viewed through the lens of the founders’ worldview, one discovers divinely revealed, naturally existing, objective standards. Standards which, when reflected in the Constitution, one uses to objectively measure whether a government action is right or wrong, good or bad, just or unjust and, ultimately whether it is constitutional.
While our litigation and policy battles with the secular world keep our left flank occupied, the issue of Islamic theocracy amasses ominously on our rear flank. Immigrants from Muslim countries are moving in increasingly greater numbers to Europe and the Americas, many with the specific purpose of extending the “Abode of Islam.”