Skip to comments.Blackstone's Commentaries on Laws of England & Charles Finney's Revivals
Posted on 08/18/2019 7:43:50 PM PDT by Perseverando
America's laws are largely derived from English Common Law.
Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England, published 1765-1769 by Oxford's Clarendon Press, articulated English Common Law in a way that powerfully influenced America's founders.
Blackstone's work is considered the definitive pre-Revolutionary source of common law by United States courts.
"The principal aim of society is to protect individuals in the enjoyment of those absolute rights, which were vested in them by the immutable laws of nature."
Blackstone drew upon previous documents highlighting Creator-given rights, which then crystallized in America's Declaration of Independence.
Historian Dr. Marshall Foster of the World History Institute wrote:
"The Declaration stands at the apex of the biblical freedom documents of history. These include: The Torah of Moses (about 1400 BC); Magna Carta (1215); The Declaration of Arbroath in Scotland (1320); The Defense of Liberty Against Tyrants (1572); Lex Rex (1644); The Sanquhar Declaration in Scotland (1680); and The English Bill of Rights (1689) ..."
Dr. Foster continued, quoting Francis A. Shaeffer:
"There are limits to monarchies, since everyone, from kings to the common man, are subject to the rule of lawGods law. When a king or magistrate violates Gods law, he loses his authority, and people may then have the right to overthrow this ruler.
Highlighting biblical law's role of protecting an individual's rights, Blackstone wrote:
"It is better that ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer."
"Of great importance to the public is the preservation of this personal liberty;
for if once it were left in the power of any the highest magistrate to imprison arbitrarily whomever he or his officers thought proper ... there would soon be an end of all other rights and immunities."
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Ive promised myself to read and study Blackstone because I have been convinced for a long time our forefathers drew a lot from his thinking. Its still on my bucket list which is way down on the wifes too do list. Being retired didnt put more hours in my day dangit.
The current crop of Commies like the Gang of Twenty (or TwentyTwo or is it now Nineteen??????) DemoRat candidates (and the rest) ONLY READ LITTLE RED BOOKS
So no, they dont care at all what someone intelligent and wise wrote so long ago, nor that our country was founded with it
Is there a public domain version of this book, e.g., in PDF form? Link please!
Thanks for the info. Mama aint gonna like me sitting on my arse reading it until I start reading it to her. Might get some priority for my bucket list.
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