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America's Choice: Constitutional Republic or Democrat-Socialism?

"Man will ultimately be governed by God or by tyrants." (Benjamin Franklin)  

     

Wise Warnings Against Tyranny

Will American citizens prevent Democrat-Socialists from "fundamentally transforming America"

from "We the People" into "We the serfs" by voting to undermine our children's freedom and liberty?


Distinguishing between Patriots and cowards

  Contents:

- Upfront - "Progressive" Consequences

- Anti-Christ, Anti-Republic "Progressive" Agenda

- Biblical Insight

- Warnings against bondage

- Choices

- Foreign Affairs

Upfront

"Progressive" Consequences

 

H.W. Prentiss created an outline for nations that described a progression "from bondage to spiritual faith, to courage, to liberty, to abundance, to selfishness, to complacency, to apathy, to dependence, back to bondage."

 

John Witherspoon - "Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the best constitution will be ineffectual, and slavery must ensue."

 

Thomas Jefferson, Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge, 1779 - "The most effectual means of preventing the perversion of power into tyranny are to illuminate, as far as practicable, the minds of the people at large, and more especially to give them knowledge of those facts, which history exhibits..."

 

"It is not our duty to leave wealth to our children; but it is our duty to leave liberty." --John Dickinson

 

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."
"The republic was not established by cowards, and cowards will not preserve it." -- Elmer Davis  

"Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm." --James Madison  

"Indeed I tremble for my country when reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever:" --Thomas Jefferson

 

"A Republic, if you can keep it." ..."Man will ultimately be governed by God or by tyrants." --Benjamin Franklin

 

Will the Declaration of Independence continue to evolve into a Declaration of Dependence upon Government?

 

 

 

 

 Anti-Christ, anti-Republic "Progressive" Agenda

 

"Progressive" foolish illogical agenda to eradicate America's Biblical Foundation that stands in the way of the allowing the "progressive" immoral compass without any foundation, no Biblical moral values, and results in the corruption of all aspects of virtue and integrity. Due to this preferred and complete absence of self-discipline, the "progressives" attempt to ignore, demean and eradicate any mention of America's premise, "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God." The results are clear, blatantly obvious by how "progressives" protect any and all "progressives" while targeting and assaulting the Biblical moral virtue of Christians and conservatives. Examples of this mob rule tyrannical mentality are obviously evident in the "progressive" selective" targeting of anyone not in their demented camp.

o "Progressive" Selective justice

o "Progressive" Selective tolerance

o "Progressive" Selective diversity

o "Progressive" Selective discrimination

o "Progressive" Selective science

o "Progressive" Selective free speech

o "Progressive" Selective mandates

o "Progressive" Selective ethics

o "Progressive" Selective history

o "Progressive" Selective biology

p "Progressive" Selective "Rights" due to a preferred and complete absence of self-discipline and attempting to ignore, demean and bury the premise of "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God."

"Be Wise; Be Warned...Serve the Lord with Fear" - By Dr. Ray Rooney, Jr. - ...The derision God has in Psalms 2:4 is aimed at those who hate Him and oppose His will and Son). It is vital to read carefully what it is that the God-haters are saying and plotting against:

"Let us burst their [the Lord and His Anointed] bonds apart and cast away their cords from us." (Psalm 2:3).

"Bonds" and "cords" are indicative of restriction and confinement. These are those who despise the moral law of Scripture when it clashes with their wants and desires. They redefine sin, reinterpret God's Word, and reassure themselves that the behavior they engage in is just fine with God. They think they have effectively cut the cord to holiness in the name of going all-in on "love." They are wrong and God holds them in derision.

The last three years in American politics have borne this out, hasn't it? The last presidential election had far more to do with bursting the bonds and cords of God's design and will than it had to do with Trump and Clinton. The Russia hoax, Mueller, the Kavanaugh hearings, and impeachment are only superficially about the president and the last election. At its bottom, it's all about casting off the great shadow of God's perfect holiness. 'He who sits in the heavens laughs'"

The great takeaway from Psalm 2 is this: no one can thwart the plan or the will of God and His Anointed One. You cannot do it because you don't like it. You cannot do it by redefining Scripture. You cannot even do it by murdering the Son! And just because you convince yourself that you have effectively reimagined and reinterpreted God's Word and will (breaking those bonds and cords) doesn't mean God has to adopt your "progressive" view.

Biblical Insight

"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:
because you have rejected knowledge..."
Hosea 4:6

Ezekiel 12:2: "Son of man, you dwell in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house."

Jeremiah 6:10-19 - To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it. ...For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely. ...Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, says the LORD. Thus says the LORD, Stand in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken. Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them. Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it.

Psalms 2:1-5: Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

Hosea 4:6-10: My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: seeing you have forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame. They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity. And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings. For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the LORD.

2 Timothy 3:1-7: This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Jeremiah 9:5-9: And they will deceive every one his neighbor, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity. Your habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, says the LORD. Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how shall I do for the daughter of my people? Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaks deceit: one speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in heart he lays his wait. Shall I not visit them for these things? says the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

Warnings Against Bondage

Patrick Henry -"There is no retreat but in submission and slavery. Our chains are forged. ...It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth - and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and the provide for it."

Thomas Jefferson: "When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil." Concerning the important issues of judicial authority and government, he said: "But when their morals were corrupted, the more power they were possessed of, the less prudent was their conduct; till at length upon becoming their own tyrants and slaves, they lost the strength of liberty, to fall into the weakness and impotency of licentiousness."  
 
Joseph Story - "Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence."

Samuel Adams - "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!"

James Madison: "There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." 

James Madison: "If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions."  

John Adams: Novanglus and Massachusettensis, Addressed to the inhabitants of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay - "The nature of the encroachment upon American constitution is such, as to grow every day more and more encroaching. Like a cancer; it eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity and frugality become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, foppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole of society." (Click here to download  “The Novanglus Essays” by John Adams 

Thomas Jefferson: "I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. If we run into such debts, we must be taxed in our meat and drink, in our necessities and in our comforts, in our labor and in our amusements. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labor of the people, under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy."

Frederic Bastiat: "Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state lives at the expense of everyone."

John Dickinson: (Committee to the Representatives in Assembly of Pennsylvania & signer of the Constitution): "It is not our duty to leave wealth to our children; but it is our duty to leave liberty."

ACLU founder and executive director from 1920 to 1950, Roger Baldwin wanted to bring socialism to America, but he knew that to be effective, he had to disguise and mask this goal in terms of individual rights. He wrote: "Do steer away from making it look like a socialist enterprise. We want to look like patriots in everything we do. We want to get a good lot of flags, talk a good deal about the Constitution and what our forefathers wanted to make of the country, and to show that we are really the folks that really stand for the spirit of our institutions." (Quoted in William A. Donahue, Twilight of Liberty: The Legacy of the ACLU - New Brunswick, NJ: Transition Publishers, 1944, pp.6-7)

"I seek social ownership of property, the abolition of the properties class, and sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal." -- Roger Baldwin, leftist, anarchist, and Communist, was born in Wellesley MA and co-founded the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." -- Norman Thomas, Socialist Party Presidential Candidate in 1940, 1944 and 1948, co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

George Washington, in an address to the officers of the army, March 15, 1783 - "For if Men are to be precluded from offering their Sentiments on a matter, which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences, that can invite the consideration of Mankind, reason is of no use to us; the freedom of Speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the Slaughter."

James Monroe, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788 - "How prone all human institutions have been to decay; how subject the best-formed and most wisely organized governments have been to lose their check and totally dissolve; how difficult it has been for mankind, in all ages and countries, to preserve their dearest rights and best privileges, impelled as it were by an irresistible fate of despotism."

John Adams, letter to Mercy Warren, 1776: "Men must be ready, they must pride themselves and be happy to sacrifice their private pleasures, passions and interests, nay, their private friendships and dearest connections, when they stand in competition with the rights of society." 

American Minute  Alexis de Tocqueville compared Christianity vs. Islam, and predicted how America's freedoms would end! ...Alexis de Tocqueville continued:  "The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other ... They brought with them into the New World a form of Christianity which I cannot better describe than by styling it a democratic and republican religion." 

...How will America's freedoms be lost? Alexis de Tocqueville predicted how Americans would lose their freedom a little at a time (Democracy in America, Vol. 2, 1840, The Second Part, Bk 4, Ch. VI): "I had noted in my stay in the United States that a democratic state of society similar to the American model could lay itself open to the establishment of despotism with unusual ease ... It would debase men without tormenting them ... Men, all alike and equal, turned in upon themselves in a restless search for those petty, vulgar pleasures with which they fill their souls ... Above these men stands an immense and protective power ... It prefers its citizens to enjoy themselves provided they have only enjoyment in mind. It restricts the activity of free will within a narrower range and gradually removes autonomy itself from each citizen ..."

   Alexis de Tocqueville continued: "Thus, the ruling power, having taken each citizen one by one into its powerful grasp ... spreads its arms over the whole of society, covering the surface of social life with a network of petty, complicated, detailed, and uniform rules ... It does not break men's wills but it does soften, bend, and control them ... It constantly opposes what actions they perform ... It inhibits, represses, drains, snuffs out, dulls so much effort that finally it reduces each nation to nothing more than a flock of timid and hardworking animals with the government as shepherd... a single, protective, and all-powerful government ... Individual intervention ... is ... suppressed ..."

   Alexis de Tocqueville added: "It is ... in the details that we run the risk of enslaving men. For my part, I would be tempted to believe that freedom in the big things of life is less important than in the slightest ... Subjection in the minor things of life is obvious every day ... It constantly irks them until they give up the exercise of their will ... and enfeebles their spirit ... It will be useless to call upon those very citizens who have become so dependent upon central government to choose from time to time the representative of this government ..."

   Alexis de Tocqueville concluded: "Increasing despotism in the administrative sphere ... they reckon citizens are incompetent ... It is ... difficult to imagine how men who have completely given up the habit of self-government could successfully choose those who should do it for them ... The vices of those who govern and the ineptitude of those governed would soon bring it to ruin and ... revert to its abasement to one single master."

 

 

 

Dr. Benjamin Rush, 1776 Signer of the Declaration of Independence, first Surgeon General of the Continental Army, gave this warning: "Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship to restrict the art of healing to one class of Men and deny equal privileges to others; the Constitution of the Republic should make a Special privilege for medical freedoms as well as religious freedom."  


Did Coolidge predict Gov't abuse? - 'having authority over everybody and being responsible to nobody' By William Federer

President Calvin Coolidge warned in a speech at the College of William and Mary, MAY 15, 1926: "But there is another ... recent development ... the greatly disproportionate influence of organized minorities ... Artificial propaganda, paid agitators, selfish interests, all impinge upon members of legislative bodies to force them to represent special elements rather than the great body of their constituency. When they are successful, minority rule is established ...
The result is an extravagance on the part of the Government which is ruinous to the people and a multiplicity of regulations and restrictions for the conduct of all kinds of necessary business, which becomes little less than oppressive.
   ...No plan of centralization has ever been adopted which did not result in bureaucracy, tyranny, inflexibility, reaction, and decline. Of all forms of government, those administered by bureaus are about the least satisfactory to an enlightened and progressive people. Being irresponsible they become autocratic ... .
   ... Unless bureaucracy is constantly resisted it breaks down representative government and overwhelms democracy. It ... sets up the pretense of having authority over everybody and being responsible to nobody ...We must also recognize that the national administration is not and cannot be adjusted to the needs of local government ...
   ...The states should not be induced by coercion or by favor to surrender the management of their own affairs. The Federal Government ought to resist the tendency to be loaded up with duties which the states should perform. It does not follow that because something ought to be done the National Government ought to do it."

Natural Law: The Ultimate Source of Constitutional Law - Natural law is the basis for Jefferson’s assertions in the Declaration of Independence. - "Man ... must necessarily be subject to the laws of his Creator.. This will of his Maker is called the law of nature.... This law of nature...is of course superior to any other.... No human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this: and such of them as are valid derive all their force...from this original." - Sir William Blackstone (Eminent English Jurist)
       The Founders DID NOT establish the Constitution for the purpose of granting rights. Rather, they established this government of laws (not a government of men) in order to secure each person's Creator, endowed rights to life, liberty, and property. Only in America, did a nation's founders recognize that rights, though endowed by the Creator as unalienable prerogatives, would not be sustained in society unless they were protected under a code of law which was itself in harmony with a higher law. They called it "natural law," or "Nature's law." Such law is the ultimate source and established limit for all of man's laws and is intended to protect each of these natural rights for all of mankind. The Declaration of Independence of 1776 established the premise that in America a people might assume the station "to which the laws of Nature and Nature's God entitle them.."

Janet Miriam Taylor Caldwell author (1900-1985) - "[H]ow do we know at what point the character of a people weakens? When they give over to government those duties which they should be pleased to perform themselves. When they are told they will be fed and sheltered even when they won't work, when they are promised security from the cradle to the grave, when they are told the state will take over the supervision of their children and say what schooling they should receive and where. When they are told all these things and supinely accept them."

Charles Finney wrote: "The time has come for Christians to vote for honest men, and take consistent ground in politics or the Lord will curse them...Politics are a part of a religion in such a country as this, and Christians must do their duty to their country as a part of their duty to God." ..."God will bless or curse this nation according to the course Christians take in politics."    

The men of Marlborough, Massachusetts who took part in the Boston Tea Party: "Death is more eligible than slavery. A free-born people are not required by the religion of Jesus Christ to submit to tyranny, but may make use of such power as God has given them to recover and support their liberties..."

In his Farewell Address, George Washington cautioned of dangers facing America: ..."And of fatal tendency...to put, in the place of the delegated will of the Nation, the will of a party; - often a small but artful and enterprising minority ... They are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the Power of the People and to usurp for the themselves the reins of Government; destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion ..." ..."Let me now...warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of Party ... This spirit, unfortunately, is inseparable from our nature, having its roots in the strongest passions of the human Mind ... It is seen in its greatest rankness and is truly their worst enemy ... Domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism ..." ..."But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an Individual ... (who) turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty ... Ill founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection ..."

President John F. Kennedy: "Every time that we try to lift a problem from our own shoulders, and shift that problem to the hands of the government, to the same extent we are sacrificing the liberties of our people."

Samuel Adams: "No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders."  

Jedediah Morse stated in Charleston, Massachusetts, April 25, 1799: "Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government, and all the blessings which flow from them, must fall with them."  

Distinguishing between Patriots and cowards, Samuel Adams, said: "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!"

"Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world." --Daniel Webster (1782-1852) Author, Lawyer and Patriot 

"The house of representatives ... can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as the great mass of society. This has always been deemed one of the strongest bonds by which human policy can connect the rulers and the people together. It creates between them that communion of interest, and sympathy of sentiments, of which few governments have furnished examples; but without which every government degenerates into tyranny." --James Madison, Federalist No. 57, 1788

"If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union or to change its republican form, let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it." --Thomas Jefferson

"Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves." --Thomas Jefferson

"Make yourself sheep, and the wolves will eat you." --Ben Franklin

"Absolute power corrupts even when exercised for humane purposes. The benevolent despot who sees himself as a shepherd of the people still demands from others the submissiveness of sheep. The taint inherent in absolute power is not its inhumanity but its anti-humanity." --American author Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." --President George Washington

Choices

"The republic was not established by cowards, and cowards will not preserve it."
--American writer Elmer Davis (1880-1958)

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and what never will be." --Thomas Jefferson

"God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it." --Daniel Webster

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it." --Thomas Paine

"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." --General MacArthur

"[D]emocracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man's life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these will soon mould itself into a system of subordination of all the moral virtues and intellectual abilities, all the powers of wealth, beauty, wit and science, to the wanton pleasures, the capricious will, and the execrable cruelty of one or a very few." -- John Adams (An Essay on Man's Lust for Power, 29 August 1763) Reference: Original Intent, Barton (338); original The Papers of John Adams, Taylor, ed., vol. 1 (83)

"The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God." --John F. Kennedy

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." --Abraham Lincoln

"If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves." --Winston Churchill

Abigail Adams wrote to Mercy Otis Warren, NOVEMBER 5, 1775: (AmericanMinute.com) "A patriot without religion in my estimation is as great a paradox as an honest Man without the fear of God. Is it possible that he whom no moral obligations bind, can have any real Good Will towards Men? Can he be a patriot who, by an openly vicious conduct, is undermining the very bonds of Society, corrupting the Morals of Youth, and by his bad example injuring the very Country he professes to patronize more than he can possibly compensate by intrepidity, generosity and honour? The Scriptures tell us 'righteousness exalteth a Nation.'"

British Statesman Edmund Burke told the National Assembly, 1791: "What is liberty without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils...madness without restraint. Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites."

"[N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt." --Samuel Adams

"All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing." --Edmund Burke

"Providence has given our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as privilege and interest, of a Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers." --John Jay

"`The World is not dangerous because of those who do harm, but because of those who look at it without doing anything." --Albert Einstein

"Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of America. You are to decide the important question, on which rest the happiness and liberty of millions yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves." --Joseph Warren

"We should never despair, our Situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new Exertions and proportion our Efforts to the exigency of the times." --George Washington

"In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends." --Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Foreign Affairs

Complacency and apathy may result in our American descendants becoming unrepresented UN drones. The choice is either a government of the people, by the people, for the people, or a government of the unelected UN Security Council, by the Security Council, for the Security Council.

"My ardent desire is, and my aim has been...to comply strictly with all our engagements foreign and domestic; but to keep the U States free from political connections with every other Country. To see that they may be independent of all, and under the influence of none. In a word, I want an American character, that the powers of Europe may be convinced we act for ourselves and not for  others; this, in my judgment, is the only way to be respected abroad and happy at home." --Letter to Partick Henry, 9 October 1775 - Reference: The Writings of George Washington, Fitzpatrick, ed., vol. 34 (335)

..."But if we are to be told by a foreign Power... what we shall do, and what we shall not do, we have Independence yet to seek, and have contended hitherto for very little."  ... "There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness." --George Washington letter to Alexander Hamilton, 8 May 1796 - Reference: The Writings of George Washington, Fitzpatrick, ed., vol. 35 (40)

"Foreign influence is truly the Grecian horse to a republic. We cannot be too careful to exclude its influence." and... "There is nothing absurd or impracticable in the idea of a league or alliance between independent nations for certain defined purposes precisely stated in a treaty regulating all the details of time, place, circumstance, and quantity; leaving nothing to future discretion; and depending for its execution on the good faith of the parties." --Alexander Hamilton

Some are now asking that instead of supporting a blatantly obvious corrupt and weak United Nations where a  consensus on almost all issues appears impossible, that instead, the U.S. should form alliances with like-minded nations encompassing virtue.

"Tis folly in one Nation to look for disinterested favors from another; that it must pay with a portion of its Independence for whatever it may accept under that character; that by such acceptance, it may place itself in the condition of having given equivalents for nominal favours and yet of being reproached with ingratitude for not giving more. There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate upon real favours from Nation to Nation. 'Tis an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard." --George Washington (Farewell Address, 19 September 1796) Reference: Washington's Maxims, 71.

"I have been happy... in believing that... whatever follies we may be led into as to foreign nations, we shall never give up our Union, the last anchor of our hope, and that alone which is to prevent this heavenly country from becoming an arena of gladiators." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Elbridge Gerry, 1797