Despite being a culture of death, Americans have uncompromisingly (or so we think) done away with slavery in a pursuit of liberty for all men and women.
Noah Webster clarifies that this “liberty of one depends not so much on the removal of all restraint from him, as on the due restraint upon the liberty of others.”
Now this restraint on the liberty of others is exemplified in chattel slavery. Webster defines a slave as: “A person who is wholly subject to the will of another; one who has no will of his own, but whose person and services are wholly under the control of another.”
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Recently, Ben Carson made the following statement to “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd, who queried if an unborn child life is wholly under the control of the mother: “In the ideal situation, the mother should not believe that the baby is her enemy,” Carson replied, “and should not be looking to terminate the baby.”
Carson continued: “During slavery, a lot of the slave owners thought that they had the right to do whatever they wanted to that slave. Anything that they chose to do. And, you know, what if the abolitionist had said, you know, ‘I don’t believe in slavery. I think it’s wrong. But you guys do whatever you want to do’? Where would we be?”
The good Doctor correctly understands that if government can make a determination to end a life that is “not fit” and then promote its own citizenry of mothers to make that determination without protecting unborn lives, then, in effect, we all become slaves to the determination of a central governing system.
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We can all identify that despite the summed up philosophical and religious brilliance of the Constitution of 1789, it left a certain demographic unprotected. This demographic was created by a minority citizen group that lusted to break the scriptural prohibition of human chattel slavery. A compliant governing institution condoned slavery in Article I, Section 9, Clause 1: “The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight.”
However, digging a little deeper, we may find that many Founding Fathers were responsible for planting and nurturing the first seeds for the recognition of black equality and for the eventual end of slavery.
Rev. Richard Allen, who had been a slave in Pennsylvania but was freed after he converted his master to Christianity, substantiated this fact. Allen, a close friend of Benjamin Rush and several other Founding Fathers, went on to become the founder of the A.M.E. Church in America. In an early address “To the People of Color,” he explained:
“Many of the white people have been instruments in the hands of God for our good, even such as have held us in captivity, [and] are now pleading our cause with earnestness and zeal.”
Rev. Allen understood that the blessing of our Constitution allowed for Christian men and women to determine, in the words of George Washington, “If constitutional powers be in any particular wrong…they could…be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates.”
This has happened numerous times and can continue to happen. What is not allowed, or legal, is for God-given rights to be denied by the “opinion” of a central government that, in this day and age, prefers to abort what they see as their slaves rather than protect individual Liberty.
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