“Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.” -Charles Montesquieu
Have you ever seen or heard someone do something unlawful and then afterward say, “I am in America, I am free to do what I want to do”? Always remember, there is no freedom without the law.
My family and I were watching the story of Moses, the prophet of God, not too long ago, and when the children of Israel were praising the golden calf, which was an idol, one of them said to Moses, “We are free to do what we want!”
Moses, in his wisdom, replied, “There is no freedom without the Law” (Exodus 20).
That is so true. When we obey the Law of God and the laws of our land, according to the Word of God, then, and only then, will you experience true freedom (John 8:36; 2 Corinthians 3:17).
Let me give a quick scenario on the topic…
If I was going 70 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone and the cop pulled me over and said to me, “Hey, you have broken the law, the speed limit is 55,” what would you think of me if I said to that cop, “I am in America, am I not… I am free to drive as fast as I want to!” You would think I was foolish because I am not only endangering my life, but I am also endangering the lives of others by not following the rule of law.
What would you think if a driver was driving all over the road, passing people, and endangering their lives? Does he have the right to break the law that preserves our liberties? Absolutely not!
See, there is no freedom without the law. When you have the law, and people adhere to it, you have freedom.
If there is no law there is no justice, a criminal is going to do whatever he wants to do because he knows that he can get away with it. We need to get back to the Law of God (Exodus 20) first and foremost and adhere to the laws of our Constitutional Republic based on Biblical truths (Article 4, Section 4, The United States Constitution).
There is NO freedom without the law!