September 17, 1787: Rising Sun

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Whilst the last members were signing it [i.e., the Constitution] Doct FRANKLIN looking towards the Presidents Chair, at the back of which a rising sun happened to be painted, observed to a few members near him, that Painters had found it difficult to distinguish in their art a rising from a setting sun. I have said he, often and often in the course of the Session, and the vicissitudes of my hopes and fears as to its issue, looked at that behind the President without being able to tell whether it was rising or setting: But now at length I have the happiness to know that it is a rising and not a setting Sun.

James Madison, September 17, 1787

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  1. I actually saw the original telecast of this episode of Star Trek [which came on every Friday night. It was a night I was not out on a date-I was in HS at the time] Kirk gives a rousing if slightly overplayed version of our Constitution’s Preamble [pretty good for a Canadian by the way]. Our country was immersed in the build up of what would become known as the Vietnam War. For the show to have ‘Anglo-types Yangs [Yanks] and Asian-type,Coms [Communists] was simply stunning. That’s why the show came to have in our generation a cult following.

    As I listen to “Kirk” I think every member of government, at every level in our country should be mandated to watch and memorize Kirk’s words. We are almost Yangs now!

  2. The most important words said after The Preamble is that when one person is denied all persons are denied. And as Captain Kirk says of the words of The Preamble: “they must apply to everyone or they mean nothing.”
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    “We, the People,” are created equal, not born equal, but created equal. Equal Justice is guaranteed by the essence of God.
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    When Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart asked Sarah Weddington at Roe v. Wade, that, if the newly conceived was a person, then it would change the complexity of the case and Weddington admitted that, then, it indeed would, for there would be no case against a person for being conceived and brought into existence in legal and moral innocence before the court.
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    The one celled newly begotten human being is immediately ensouled at fertilization. If the soul is the form of the body, then it stands to reason that the body needs a soul to get to ensoulment, that without a soul, the body is dead.
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    But in fact, “We, the People” gives testimony that the newly conceived must be a “legally recognized sovereign person by the court”, who, indeed he must be, by the sovereign personhood endowed by our Creator at procreation. All that the sovereign person must be before a court of law is one of the “People”. “We, the People” is inclusive of all mankind, of all human beings. This is why the Preamble then says: “of the United States”. A “People” is a person by virtue of having been endowed and ensouled at procreation by our Creator, WHO creates all men in equal Justice, and as Captain Kirk says of the words of The Preamble: “they must apply to everyone or they mean nothing.”
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    Postscript: The Malthusian theory and Paul Erlick’s “Population Bomb” created an hysteria, an insanity, a John Mill’s “lifeboat ethics” that has decimated the entire world. “Everything for me, now, because there is no tomorrow for me”.
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    Atheism says that you do not belong to God, that, you have no God-given soul, no God-given free will, nor God-given, endowed human rights and therefore you can deliver your reason, your free will and your soul to the devil. Atheism not only denies God but atheism denies the devil. The human soul is trapped, ensnared by the devil and has no recourse because atheism has enabled the devil to possess the human being, body and soul, country and universe by denying his, the devil’s existence. No supernatural, no soul, but you can go to hell says the forked tongue.
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    What will “We, the People” do when the little green men from outer space come for baptism and we are unprepared? Then “We, the People” will have to send the little green men to the Catholic Church. That will surely satisfy Vatican II. The atheists will be hiding behind rocks.

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