Land of the servants, home of the complacent
If America was established upon Biblical moral virtue, what are the chances the American Way of Life will be restored with progressive liberal secularism? Can we count on the secular principles of “The One,” who progressives had made their lord, or should we return to the righteousness of “the Way, the Truth, and the Life,” and Lord to America’s Founders?
“We cannot afford to differ on the question of honesty if we expect our republic permanently to endure. Honesty is not so much a credit as an absolute prerequisite to efficient service to the public. Unless a man is honest, we have no right to keep him in public life; it matters not how brilliant his capacity.” Theodore Roosevelt
When each of us are giving the choices in 2010, will we continue to choose progressive liberals bent on secularism, which cannot with clarity, establish any valid moral boundaries, or will we return to call upon men and woman of Christ as our leaders?
"When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers' let it be impressed upon your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers just men who will rule in the fear of God. The preservation of a republican government depends upon the faithful discharge of this duty; if the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted ... If a republican government fails ... it must be because the citizens neglect the divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws." And "It is the sincere desire of the writer that our citizens should early understand that the genuine source of correct republican principles is the Bible, particularly the New Testament or the Christian religion." Noah Webster
Albeit there are many politicians with sincere intentions, yet are those aims based upon the same Rock upon which our Founders built, a Republic which provided a nation that was to “entitle” or establish “Rights” based on the boundaries of “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God?” And what was their primary source? What was their intent?
"A compromise which results in a half-step toward evil is all wrong." Theodore Roosevelt
How would the Founders address the issues today concerning honesty and respect in the free market, free speech, the degradation of our children, and the challenge of God’s design for marriage? Would “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God” be followed or compromised and violated as they are today?
The people in general ought to have regard to the moral character of those whom they invest with authority either in the legislative, executive, or judicial branches. John Witherspoon
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods of secularism under the deception of the “wall of separation,” or the God of our Founders, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
"Statesmen my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for Liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand. ... The only foundation of a free Constitution is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People, in a great Measure, than they have it now, They may change their Rulers, and the forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting Liberty." John Adams
As America succumbs to progressive liberal secularism, will our children ever understand how the American Way of Life was enjoyed when the majority of citizens still possessed respect, personal responsibility, accountability, and commitment, or will self-centeredness, lust, entertainment, greed, and power continue to reign over righteousness?
"Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks-no form of government can render us secure. To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea, if there be sufficient virtue and intelligence in the community, it will be exercised in the selection of these men. So that we do not depend on their virtue, or put confidence in our rulers, but in the people who are to choose them." James Madison
Can we expect Republicans or conservative pundits to come to the rescue who do not appreciate this foundation and the boundaries our Founders established? Would they be willing to sacrifice life, family, and property and boldly stand for those same Biblical moral values of our Founders?
"Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say, 'What should be the reward of such sacrifices?' ... If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom...crouch down and lick the hands, which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!" Samuel Adams
America has obviously ignored the warnings and that complacency has brought this Great Nation to the point of socialism.
“If the next century does not find us a great nation... it will be because those who represent the... morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.” James Garfield
If we ignore the “idiot light” in the aftermath of 2008, then 2010 and 2012 could well prove us idiots, and idiots without liberty, in what used to be the land of the free and the home of the brave.
"A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user." Theodore Roosevelt
For more, see “Warnings” at EarsToHear.net.