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America's Challenge
Will our descendants know Biblical moral virtue or progressive political correctness?
Will our descendants know the difference between a Republic and Democracy?
Will out descendants live under the Republic or will progressive Democrats and RINOs be successful in "fundamentally transforming" the Republic into Marxism?

In 1787, when the Founding Fathers had hammered out the U.S. Constitution in Independence Hall in Philadelphia, 
Benjamin Franklin told an inquiring woman what the gathering had produced, "A republic, madam, if you can keep it."

Secretary of State John Foster Dulles warned: "Our institutions of freedom will not survive unless they are constantly replenished by the faith that gave them birth. Our greatest need is to regain confidence in our spiritual heritage."

"Should I keep back my opinion at this time I should consider myself guilty of treason toward my country and treason toward the majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthy Kings"  -- The Christian Philosophy of Patrick Henry 

"The republic was not established by cowards, and cowards will not preserve it." --Elmer Davis, American writer

  • Benjamin Franklin  - "A Republic, if you can keep it." --- "Make yourself sheep, and the wolves will eat you."
  • George Washington: First Inaugural Address, delivered on April 30, 1789 - “The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American People.”
  • Arnold Ahlert - "I believe we are living in a time where ignorance is cultivated because ... ignorance, and the amorality that accompanies it, accrues to the interests of our ruling elite."
  • John Adams: "Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people..." & "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
  • Patrick Henry - "It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains."
  • James Madison - "The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny."
  • Charles-Louis De Secondat - "The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded."  
  • George Washington, in an address to the officers of the army, March 15, 1783 - "...the freedom of Speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the Slaughter.”  
  • Daniel Webster - "God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it." 
  • Elmer Davis, American writer - "The republic was not established by cowards, and cowards will not preserve it."
  • American socialist, Norman Thomas - "...under the name of liberalism the American people will adopt every fragment of the socialist program." 
  • Thomas Jefferson - "The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.”
  • Candidus - "[I]f the public are bound to yield obedience to laws to which they cannot give their approbation, they are slaves to those who make such laws and enforce them."
  • Frederick Douglass (Rochester, 1857) - "The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."
  • Professor Alexander Tytler? - "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship." 
  • General Douglas MacArthur - "History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster."
  • Orestes Augustus Brownson warned that the greatest future threats to the Republic were internal. He called upon his fellow Americans to oppose the relentless centralization of power in Washington; a transformation fueled by a new secular ideology—“humanitarian democracy”—that would war against all prescriptions and traditions, as well as state and local powers, in the name of equality, and seek to crush all genuine diversity, individual distinctions, and subordinate even personal conscience itself on the altar of a fully secularized, and thus absolute, state. ...“If they [government officials] could subject religion to the secular order, or completely secularize the church, they would reduce themselves to the secular order alone, and deprive themselves of all aid from religion. To secularize religion is to nullify it.”

 


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