“Man, considered as a creature, must necessarily be subject to the laws of his Creator, for he is entirely a dependent being…. And, consequently, as man depends absolutely upon his Maker for everything, it is necessary that he should, in all points, conform to his Maker’s will.  This will of his Maker is called the law of nature…. These laws laid down by God are the eternal immutable laws of good and evil (pg 39)…. This law of nature dictated by God himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other.  It is binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at all times: no human laws are of any validity if contrary to this…

 

Sir William Blackstone, Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws, Book 1, Part 1, Section 2.

 

Note:   Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws was the recognized authority on the law for well over a century after 1776.  Our Founding Fathers referred to Blackstone more than to any other English or American authority.  Blackstone’s great work, Commentaries on the Laws of England, was basic to the U. S. Constitution.  This work has sold more copies in America than in England and was a basic textbook of America’s early lawyers. It was only in the mid-Twentieth Century that American law, being re-written by the U. S. Supreme Court, repudiated Blackstone.  An attack on Blackstone is an attack on the U. S. Constitution and our nation’s Judeo-Christian foundations.

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