Friday, October 9, 2009

Ruler's Law or People's Law?

In America today when we think of a political spectrum we think of one side as “The Left” and the other side as “The Right.” Something like this:

Left<------------------------------------>Right
Communism....................................Facism

The Founding Fathers used a different spectrum. Theirs looked like this:

100%<------------------------------------>0%
Tyranny.........................................Anarchy
Rulers Law....................................No Law

This is a more accurate representation of the political spectrum in any country. The goal of the founding fathers was to have People’s Law. They aimed to put the government in the Balanced Center of this spectrum. Their first attempt at government was the Articles of Confederation. It was soon evident that in their effort to avoid tyranny at all costs, they had placed the government too close to anarchy. They didn’t have the three branches of government and there was no taxing power or enforcement laws. There were not enough laws in place even to keep Washington’s army at Valley Forge outfitted with food and supplies. The central government was too weak to provide for the men fighting the Revolutionary War. From this the founding fathers learned that the government had to be more thoughtfully structured.

Source: The Five Thousand Year Leap: 30 Year Anniversary Edition with Glenn Beck Foreword

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