COTTONWOOD — Northwest Liberty Academy recently challenged Summit Academy students to pursue freedom.
On Tuesday, March 17, the founders of Northwest Liberty Academy, Mr. and Mrs. Alan Hodge, presented to Summit Academy how the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are based upon the belief that all humans are created in the image and in the likeness of God. They presented that, for the United States, the U.S. Constitution is the highest law of the land, designed to protect those natural rights. They said when elected officials enter office, they take the oath of office, swearing to uphold and to pass laws in accord with the Constitution.
Elizabeth Allan Hodge, former Idaho Senator of District 16B from 1984-1990, shared how she often had to confront compromising situations:
“When legislators read a bill, they need to ask themselves, ‘Does this bill uphold the Constitution?’ If it doesn’t, throw it out,” she said.
Likewise, she said, a genuine free market can only thrive in an environment where politicians and businessmen respect the natural rights of others:
“Natural law means you make the place better than when you left it,” said Hodge.
The Hodges encouraged Summit students to apply for the June 17-20 NWLA Liberty Symposium. Those interested should visit on-line http://nwlibertyacademy.org for more information. The Mission of Northwest Liberty Academy is “to teach students ages 12-adult the principles of a free society and free enterprise beginning with the founders acknowledgement that men are by nature free and derive their natural rights from God, not government; that the proper role of good government is to protect the “inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.