He That Has Ears To Hear, Let Him Hear


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Voting for Traditionalists or Progressives?
Gary Kelly

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. Ezekiel 12:2

Secular liberal progressives prefer you do not know America's true history, how our founders based our republic on lessons derived from the Scriptures. Secular liberal Democrats do not want you to know that these founders warned against departing from the virtue derived from the Holy Scriptures. Have you been kept from these truths? Learn them for yourself. Search out quotes from Noah Webster, Joseph Story, Samuel Adams, John Adams, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Rush, James Wilson, Fisher Ames, John Jay, John Witherspoon, and at least 52 of the 55 signers of the Declaration of Independence. Why has this foundation been removed from lessons in our government-run schools?

Therefore, is a vote for a secular liberal Democrat a vote to further erase this Christian heritage? And why do secular liberal Democrats prefer to eradicate Christianity? He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.  For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here." Patrick Henry

"Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them." Joseph Story

Recent books by Bill O'Reilly, Ann Coulter, and Newt Gingrich unmask the underlying differences that have resulted in dividing America between  traditionalists, Americans who hold a Biblical worldview and honor completely how the opening two paragraphs of America's founding document provides the foundation of our Republic. This the basis for the Constitution as James Madison, its author declared, that "the laws of Nature and of Nature's God" is what determines how "unalienable Rights" are to be "entitled."

"On the distinctive principles of the Government...of the U. States, the best guides are to be found in...The Declaration of Independence, as the fundamental Act of Union of these States."

Ask a secular progressive liberal what their foundation is, what their basis is, for establishing the boundaries of "civil" rights? What human wisdom do they employ? And how is it they have come to claim the Judeo-Christian heritage is now discriminatory? See how secular liberal progressives react to this statement: that "the laws of Nature and of Nature's God" is what determines how "unalienable Rights" are to be "entitled."

Is their rebuttal a reasonable one or is it just another empty baseless attack against Judeo-Christians? Perhaps they are truly naive, as was Oprah when she asked Bill O'Reilly why there has to be traditionalist and  progressives, why can't they be as one?  These are the people that really scare me when they go to the polls to vote for who seems to be the most caring person vs. the details behind that candidates platform, and the consequence of those details.

"A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader." Samuel Adams

What exactly will be the results of a Democratic controlled Congress on issues like border security, how will they handle the "angry Muslims" who hate America and Israel? Will parental rights be protected or regulated? Will property rights and the Second Amendment be eradicated? Will marriage become just another meaningless word? Will government-run schools ever teach American children America's Christian heritage? Will American children be required to learn Spanish or Arabic? Will a government-run healthcare end up like it has in Canada?

"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

Will U.S. military power, and sovereignty be further weakened to allow the United Nations Security Council by way of The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP)?  Who then will stand up for the  oppressed? What is the United Nations track record on assisting nations who are being oppressed?

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

Exactly how will my vote impact the American way of life of my descendants? While I may have a will and leave possessions, will my descendants know virtue? Will they understand the original meaning of the words marriage, tolerance, diversity, discrimination, bigotry, hate, fear, and safety or the new "politically correct" progressive definitions which falsely single out Judeo-Christians as theocrats?

"[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

Yet as apathy and naivety reigns in the busy lifestyles of taxpayers and voters it apparently has come to this, writing books to slap us in the back of the head to tell us to WAKE UP, the lives of our descendants are in grave danger. The Founding Fathers of this Nation signed their names to the Declaration of Independence just below these words of commitment: "And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of  Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor." Are you as willing as America's founders? Could you stand in their shoes? Would your virtue and courage declare as they did, that the battles ahead are worth fighting for? Even while knowing that a high price of suffering and sacrifice may come for preserving freedom and liberty? It is necessary because what evolves from the culture war today will determine the way of life for ensuing generations. The founders were resigned to risking all for the freedom and liberty their descendants enjoy today.

"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution are worth defending at all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have receiv'd them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: They purchas'd them for us with toil and danger and expence of treasure and blood; and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlight'ned as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle; or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men. Of the latter we are in most danger at present: Let us therefore be aware of it. Let us contemplate our forefathers and posterity; and resolve to maintain the rights bequeath'd to us from the former, for the sake of the latter. Instead of sitting down satisfied with the efforts we have already made, which is the wish of our enemies, the necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection,  deliberation, fortitude and perseverance. Let us remember, that 'if we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it, and involve others in our doom.' It is a very serious consideration, which should deeply impress our minds, that millions yet unborn may be the miserable sharers in the event." Samuel Adams