For centuries Western European men have organized themselves on as voluntary a basis as possible. Not all voluntary associations or measures of equality are inherently moral or wise, for sure. The post-WWII American and European experiment has proven that beyond a doubt.
Yet not all voluntary associations or measures of equality are inherently immoral or unwise, either. America’s Founding Fathers believed, on the one hand, that “all men are created equal, and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights,” and on the other hand, that Negroes, Indians, and women were not included in that statement of who was equal, or capable of rightly possessing and using certain rights.
Today, September 17, is Constitution Day in the United States. It is the annual remembrance of the day that the Framers of the Constitution approved the final draft of the document at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
As we discussed in a recent AM Grey podcast, many of the post-Civil War amendments to the Constitution, and nearly all of the important post-Civil War Supreme Court subversions and perversions of the Constitution, are abominable. But the original document itself was remarkable and still deserves our praise.
Parchments alone do not preserve the health, safety, and welfare of a people. God Himself is the key to that. After the Law and Gospel, some of the key secondary means He uses are a people’s bloodline and culture. Our forefathers had centuries of good genes and godly culture upon which they could base the U.S. Constitution. It made sense to speak of equality and liberty among a race of men who had the will, wisdom, and experience to use it, not abuse it. As we’ve seen in Liberia and other non-white nations where Xerox copies of our Constitution were adopted as law, American-style prosperity and peace do not follow just because you have a bicameral legislature, checks and balances, and Bill of Rights. Race matters. Religion does too.
So to our forefathers, who crafted the original Constitution in 1787 with the express purpose “to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity,” we – white, Christian Americans – salute you. And we dedicate ourselves to the survival, liberty, and integrity of your continuing posterity. Our children.