To the Editor: I first would invite all those interested to visit, www.hillsdale.edu, and read the Jan 2017 Imprimis paper on “How and why the Senate must reform the filibuster,” written by Rep. Tom McCintock. Second is a bit of history taken from the book, “America’s God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations”. I found the information about Sir William Blackstone (1723-1780) to be very informative. Blackstone’s book “Commen-taries on the Laws of England“ were universally accepted in America, set the foundation for the great legal minds such as Chief Justice John Marshall.” “When scholars examined nearly 15,000 items written by the Founding Fathers from 1760 to 1805, these (included books, newspaper articles, monographs, pamphlets, etc.) they found that Sir William Blackstone was quoted more than any other author except one.” Here is how “Blackstone expressed the presuppositional base for law: Man, considered as a creature, must necessarily be subject to the laws of his Creator, for he is entirely a dependent...And, consequently, as man depends absolutely upon his Maker for everything, it is necessary that he should in all points conform to his Maker’s will… this will of his Maker is called the law of nature.” “The doctrines thus delivered we call the revealed of divine law and they are to be found only in the holy scriptures…these two foundation, the law of nature and the law of revelation depend all human laws; that is to say, no human laws should be suffered to contradict these.” “If (the legislature) will positively enact a thing to be done, the judges are not at liberty to reject it, for that were to set the judicial power above that of the legislature, which would be subversive of all government.” Thanks to William J. Federer for this great book. Sincerely, Carl T. Lundell Granite Falls