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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 8, September 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 8, September 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date September 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript the) said. I acl No. I.: "That all men are created." There is ei Cod. in other words God is the No. 1 fact of American life. God exists; not as a matter of faith, if you please, but as a matter of fact. Now, that is a stipulation that goes into every lawsuit that is tried in this country, every right that is protected. The fact of God is stipulated in the Declaration of Independence. No. 2. "We hold this truili to be self- evident," they said. This is a fact: "Thai all men arc created equal." Note that precise expression, "created equal"; human equality. Ilieil is tin- iiie.-l bedeviling phrase in anybody's language. The Russians are selling a brand of human equality around the world and people are buying il by the millions under lhe false pretense thai everybod) can be made equal to just eiu\l.oil\ else. They like that idea. Whal i- tin' Facl about human equality? Here i- the stipulation, here in the Ifecleireltion of Independence, il sa\s thai ill me'u are created equal. All men annual In God's sight, in other words; and for lhat reason, they eire equal before the law ..I the land, because if I have learned anything about iln- law of •lie land in nn brush wilh il for many years, I bene' concluded lhal the law ol 'liis land, if il is any law at all, is merely a projection of lhe law of God. Equality before Coel and equality before the law, and beyond thai inequality in every conceivable wen. Thai is the stipulation of fact in the' Declaration ..I Independence. I In- inequality of human nature is providentially designed; il is not accidental. It is a part of the natural law. I In' stipulation of ibis fact in lhe Dec- 'iireition of Independence lias a sj^nih- 'leiee' Ilieil eill e.f us have' overlooked for years. Here is the refutation of ihe So- 'iali-l Communist contention, and hen's oi I the cornerstones of the republic. •"nl then mu skip on lo lhe oilier stipulation : human rights. I he) have been wrestling with an international covenanl in ihe I N ever since lhe) gol together. What rights men have. '" nn. anil so forth. We'll, the Founding lathers disposed "f that. Factually, for lhe record and for Posterity, the) -aiel. "We hold this truth '» be self-evident." Nee. 3; Ilieil eill men an' endowed, not "v iln- state or the Constitution or the ''ill of Rights. All men an' endowed bv ""'ii Creator wilh certain inalienable' "gilts; h\ their Creator, by God. And 'Jnongsl these i- life and liberty. It is "gnificanl lhal life and liberty are felled oul. ll is significant here lhat life * iusl a- important as liberty, and lib- "r|v i- just as importanl as life in this ''" ll111< r11. i" on recall an important time in Amer- "•iii histon when Palriok Henry said. —Wide World Pholo Independence Hall, Philadelphia, where the Constitution of the United States was framed. "Cive me libert) or gi\c me death. He was not being oratorical; he was being factual. He weis speaking in tin- spirit of the Declaration of Iudepeiul- ence. Liberty is important. You can'l sell liberty any more than you can sell your life. Liberty can't be swapped for security or for anything else. It is a gift of God that needs to be preserved. \ml then finally the No. 4 fact, the fact about government. The) said, "We hold llii- truth to be self-evident, that to se- emi' ilie-se- rights, to protect these gifts ..I God, governments arc instituted among men. deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." Government, in other words, is what? Government is man's agent for the pro- tection of God's gifts. Government, nol a master, but ei servant. Win is il ei servant ? Because we like il thai win? It is a servant, logicall) eiml inexorably, from the fact of the matter. The facl of God puis government ele.wn into subordinate sen ice. II il ueisn I for the fact of God, govern- nii'iit would be God, withoul limitation, and that is win every tyranny thai ever stalked the earth is godless and materialistic. You ihink these are religious arguments. They are not. They are legal arguments. There isn't any basis for tin- protection of human rights except the fact of God, the subordination of gov ernment. How are you going to keep governmenl subordinated? How are vou going ' \'TS FORUM NEWS, September, 1955 io keep ihi.- monster in subjection? The) knew it weis ei monster; they feared it. The Founding Fathers of thi- republic shook with fear at the thoughl and sighi of government. Washington had a word for it. Wash- ingtien saiel that government is like fire, a dangerous servant, a fearful master. Governmenl was never more accuratelv described than that. I remember it well, because in the fifth grade' I had to write il 500 limes. I have forgotlen what 1 did to earn the penance. but I will never forget w hat I wrote, and I wish m\ children had to write it 5,000 limes: "Government, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." It is precisely like fire. The Founding Fathers knew it. The) had seen the fire of government sweep back and forth across the human race for 6,000 years, I.inning the God-given rights of man to a crisp at least once in every generation. The) resolved that il wouldn't happen in America, and so they took this fire which the) lighted in the Declaration of Independence, and they tied it down bedim] iron walls and barbed wire entanglements. I hey encased it; they disbursed it; they checked and balanced it. The) look the fire and distributed ii llirough the towns and cities and parishes of the states. They look a little bit of the fire, a very little bit, and put it in a place called Washington. D. C; and wherever they put the fire of government, they checked and balanced it be- tween the legislative, the executive, and the judiciary. And whv did thev do all this? The) Pace 9
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