Top 4 Constitution Principles – Elder Dallin H Oaks on Constitution Day
These are sound comments by Dallin Oaks. There are many aspects here that people need to understand. Our rights do not come from the constitution. Which constitution is Dallin Oaks commenting about?
Our rights come from God, not from man. There are at least 3 constitutions in America. The Living Constitution means people can change the rules, as they please. Obama and members of the Supreme Court believe in this living constitution. There is the constition for the united States and the constitution of the United States – the Corporate version. Every time we hear people proclaim " the constitution, " we must ask ourselves which constitution are they touting.
Deseret News by Scott Taylor
Sat Sept 18, 2010
Subject: Constitution Principles and Freedoms must be Protected
Elder Dallin H. Oaks
Deseret News ^ | September 17th, 2010 | Scott Taylor
SALT LAKE CITY — “Calling the United States Constitution this country’s most important export, Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the LDS Church defined the Constitution’s four great fundamentals and called on the American public to better understand and support it.
“After two centuries, every nation in the world except six have adopted written constitutions, and the United States Constitution was the model for all of them,” said Elder Oaks in his keynote address at Friday night’s Constitution Day Celebration at the Salt Lake Tabernacle. “Consequently, if we abandon or weaken its fundamental principle, we betray our own national ideals, and we also weaken our global neighbors.”
A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Quorum of the Twelve Apostles since 1984, Elder Oaks previously was a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, practiced law in Chicago, taught as a professor of law at the University of Chicago, spent nine years as Brigham Young University president and served nearly four years as a justice of the Utah Supreme Court.
His four great fundamental principles of the Constitution: popular sovereignty, division of powers in a federal system, the Bill of Rights and the separate of powers. …(snip)”
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