A Sermon On The Day Of The Commencement Of The Constitution, Boston, 1780, by Samuel Cooper (1725-1783).This is really a good sermon setting forth the foundational principles of social and political philosophy for people of the Book. Definitely a keeper.
Their Congregation shall be established before me: and their Nobles shall be of themselves, and their Governor shall proceed from the midst of them. XXXth Jeremiah, 20, 21 Ver.
America was founded as country whose founders regarded its destiny the destiny of the West, which was shaped by the Judaeo-Christian tradition, the Greek intellectual tradition, Roman law, and modern science as integrated in the 18th century Enlightenment.
History also recorded the challenges to those traditions and what happened when the people departed from them.
Government should “vindicate the oppressed, and restrain and punish the oppressor…”