Marcus Tullius Cicero

8 03 2011

Marcus Tullius Cicero is the primary proponent for Natural Law, and Natural Law is what our founding fathers based their entire lives on and it is what they used to govern themselves toward the establishment of this great nation.

Sir William Blackstone said about Natural Law,  “it is the only reliable basis for a stable society and a system of justice”

What is Natural Law?

A good place to start is to seek out the writings of one of the founding fathers’ favorite authors, Marcus Tullius Cicero.

It was Cicero who cut sharply through  the political astigmatism and philosophical errors of Aristotle and Plato to discover the touchtone for good laws, sound government and the long range formula for happy human relations.

Cicero projected the future of a grand society based on the principles of Natural Law and the founding fathers carried that vision forward as fulfillment of Cicero’s prophesy.  They saw in Cicero’s writings the necessary ingredients for their model society.

To Cicero the building of a society on the principles of Natural Law was nothing more nor less than recognizing and identifying the rules of right conduct with the laws of the Supreme Creator of the Universe

Natural Law is eternal and universal.

“True law is right reason in agreement  with nature. it is of universal application, unchanging and everlasting. it summons to duty by its commands and averts from wrongdoing by its prohibitions.  it is a sin to try to alter this law. Nor is it allowable to repeal any part of it and it is impossible to abolish it entirely. we cannot be freed from its obligations by senate or people and we need not look outside ourselves for an expounder or interpreter of it.  And there will not be different laws at Rome and at Athens or different laws now and in the future but one eternal and unchangeable law will be valid for all nations and all times and there will be one master and ruler, that is God over us all.  For He is the Author of this law, it’s Promulgator and its enforcing Judge. Whoever is disobedient is fleeing from himself and denying his human nature and by reason of this very fact he will suffer the worst punishment.”  ~Marcus Tullius Cicero 106 BC – 43 BC

This is where I get called a racist and a bigot.  But I have a foundation and I have given sources.  If you don’t believe in God it is your choice not to, but He is real and He rules all.

[Most of what is said in this post, apart from my own words was taken from W. Cleon Skousen and his book ‘The 5000 Year Leap]

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