47h. Understanding the Law of Nature and of Nature's God.
In 1722, Ben Franklin read Locke's essay. This is why Ben and our founders made the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. In 1694, Gottfried Leibniz read Locke's essay and sent comments to Locke. (Remnant & Bennett ) Then, in 1704, Leibniz prepared for a debate with Isaac Newton and Locke. Since Newton feared Leibniz and Locke died in 1704, Leibniz's debate would be limited to correspondences with Samuel Clarke in 1715-16.(click)
The essays of Locke and Leibniz are addressing the concept called 'understanding.' This concept means that God is unknown to us. But we can understand God because an absolute God must creates a 'best' universe and must be active in our best world.
Remnant & Bennett tell us that the essay of Locke and the essay of Leibniz are working together. Locke's understandings are based on 'common sense' whereas Leibniz's understandings are based on 'sufficient reason.' So, the Laws of Nature and of God's Nature, which are found the Declaration of Independence, must be found by the U.S. Congress so that we can learn about an active God.
Since the Mormon church teaches that Jesus is God, Mitt Romney, who was a Bishop of the Mormon church, should not become the President of the USA. President Obama is on the right track of building a godly nation.