Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Gentle Reminder

John Adams, our second president said “The Constitution is completely and wholly capable of governing a good and righteous people, and completely and wholly incapable of governing any other kind.” The freedom of this people depends on each individual maintaining high moral and ethical standards.

Alexis de Tocqueville, a French author, after visiting America said, published in his book Democracy in America, in 1835:

I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers; and it was not there; in her fertile fields and boundless prairies; and it was not there; in her rich mines and her vast world commerce; and it was not there. Not until I went to the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good; and if America ever ceases to be good; America will cease to be great.

While church and state should be separate, faith and freedom are just as inseparably connected as goodness and greatness. Those who attempt to separate a people from God, are most assuredly attempting to separate them from the source of their freedom.

For more than five thousand years, man has attempted to extract himself from the primordial slime pit, by grasping for another sure hand hold. There is only one anchor for the souls of men, only one true hand hold. Of a truth I perceive, that when Moses came down from the mountain he did not have the ten suggestions.

Many now dismiss the objections raised by people of faith, to corrupt laws, simply because they could be religiously based. Should we legalize lying, or stealing, or murder, or adultery simply because these are mentioned in the ten commandments? If we base our answer on current practices, we have already done so.1 Objections based on religion are just as valid, if not more so; than objections raised on any other basis.

Why sit we in a stupor? Why do we suffer the corrupt to rule? Can sweet water come from a bitter fountain, or bitter from the sweet spring? When the evil engage in good, is it to be seen of men? Is it because they must have public support if they are to retain what they really want: the power to continue a corrupt agenda? If the wolf has been forced to don sheep’s clothing, take no consolation. Note how well the wolf feeds!

Awake, my soul! No longer droop in despair. Rejoice, and give place no more for the enemy of the soul, who is the enemy of freedom. Do not slacken our strength because of the enemy. Rejoice, and proclaim freedom again through out the land. Be clean America. Cleanse the inner vessel, and then the outer. Let freedom ring again, and again. Arise America, lest freedom perish from the earth forever.

How is it that people were able to see this 200 years ago, yet religion is made to be some evil fringe thing these days? Why is it that so many people are not just envious of success, but outright hostile to the idea that other people are successful through their own hard work yet must be punished for that success?

Look throughout history to the places where government is in total control of what people are allowed to do, how much people got paid by taxing certain people more than others (except for those people who paid off the local magistrate and/or tax collector to ignore their "extra" earnings), and all you get is shared misery, not shared success. China may look successful, but they have entire cities with no people, a populace that is miserable and artifically held back not just by the single child policy, but by their government's refusal to upgrade their method of farming and cattle-care to be more like what we have here. Why is that? Because it keeps their people in the place that those in charge want them in, it keeps them more compliant, easier to control.

Look at Europe, where they tried to meld an entire country of varying cultures and economic situations (not much unlike our own states) and they melted down faster than we have. It's amazing, when you combine working countries with those whose currency is worth very little suddenly those low-value countries bomb because they can't maintain their previous sales volumes (or levels of tourism) at the increased cost to their customers. Bu then, that's what happens when you end up with bureaucrats making decisions in industries and fields they have no clue how to operate.

1 comment:

  1. Idealize youth, you're going to idealize immaturity, and immature folks have issues with authority. The bigger the authority, the bigger the issue.

    Can you think of a bigger authority than God?