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Liberty, Truly Observed, Knows How to Survive in a Properly Governed Environment

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Aug 31, 2018 at 13:56

James Madison was indeed one of the founders that took exception to the idea of improperly shackling liberty; this being a process that attempted to define how an errant mankind would be able to govern that which was innately ungovernable. In a sense to this observer, how does mankind respond to that which is, by the very nature of how humanity exists, that mankind rebels from governance to exhibit a lack of restraint. Is that not the essence of liberty, some might say? Even in that, the checks and balances that Madison proffered to arbitrate differing concepts of the law were necessarily ineffective since no real consensus truly materialized to perfect the Union.

The bane of the process was that although there were some of the original founders that recognized the imperfections that existed in jump starting the Union; not all were convinced that using Biblical principles to found the nation would work to the advantage of all-agnosticism was still alive from the beginning of the church age and THAT is the real reason the search for the perfect union on earth could never be materialized. The articles of confederation did not survive; the Constitution did better in that a recognition of the humanistic tendencies in politics were subject to a more sublime action of checks and balances, an action that still recognized where true power of government originates from: an ordinance that dates back some nearly four thousand years, more or less.

Now some in this forum are in a conundrum as to whether a liberal response is necessary to balance a conservativism perception of American politics or; as is being debated in the mainstream political cage match, which set of laws, if any, will survive the November melee-meaning if the President Trump team does not survive, will there being any reverence for law left? This also means that modern rationalism, as some will tout, will have sway over the ancient wisdom, formerly rooted in the basis of all law Divinely inspired. The final analysis will reveal that modernist humanist rationalism will have dominated the stage for its very limited control over human history and its resulting loss of liberty for a short time.

Liberty, truly observed, knows how to survive, knowing it has its limits through Biblical Wisdom. Was that not what Madison supported?

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