Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Moral, and Religious People

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a fishing net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral, and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." The words of Founding Father, and America's second President John Adams. And he was absolutely right. The reasons why the Constitution of the United States is no longer relevant to the underpinnings of our country is that America is in a complete, and I believe fatal; moral, societal, and cultural meltdown.

America's first US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay correctly summarized the reason that our new nation was successful in Federalist Paper#2 when he wrote: "With equal pleasure I have as often taken notice that Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people; a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners, and customs, and who by their joint efforts, fighting side by side throughout a long, and bloody war, have nobly established general liberty, and independence."

In other words, Jay was confirming that a united constitutional republic can only exist within the confines of a rather narrow framework of conditions. And that removing those conditions would thus bring about the consequent failure of liberty, and limited government. Both of the above stated quotes are very clear in their summarization of the conditions that are necessary for this freedom's framework.

At the founding of America, the principles of Christianity in respect to its fundamental philosophy, and ideology were universally accepted by the population at large. The vast majority of colonists were churchgoing, practising Christians who firmly embraced, and respected the sacred principles taught in the Holy Scriptures. In fact,the reason for the high premium that was placed on education was so that children would be able to read, and understand the Bible for themselves.It is especially interesting to me as a former educator to note that all of America's early educators centered their curriculum on the Bible, including the real "Father of American Education", Noah Webster, and the author of America's most successful educational textbooks, William Holmes McGuffey(McGuffey Readers).

Going beyond that was Early America's love of worship, and we are not talking about what passes for "worship" in its watered down modern American format wherein many Americans attend church in Disneyland entertainment villages with theatrical capabilities that rival Hollywood. We are not talking about espresso mochaccino Sunday Schools, or deified social clubs of political correctness. We are talking about a places where preachers proclaimed the word with boldness, and truth, and where the people went to learn it as, "thus saith the Lord". When they left the service, which was usually several hours in length, they were afraid NOT to apply what they had learned to every area of their lives, including politics.

The men that preached these messages were not the likes of Joel Osteen, or Rick Warren wallowing in the slurpy, sugary platitudes that do nothing to prepare men, and women for participation in Christian warfare, which is exactly what good governing entails. Can there be any wonder then why one cannot clearly distinguish the conduct, and attitudes of professing Christians from those that make no such profession? Is there any amazement that modern churchgoing so-called "Christians" appear to be as unkind, as deceitful, as greedy, as lazy, and as immoral as those who make no pretense as to their unbelief? And, can it then be followed that this apostasy has made its way into the very halls, and corridors of both state, and federal governments to the degree that each of these institutions(church&state) has become nothing more than big business enterprises that are focused more on political correctness, individual gain, and entertainment for the masses than they are on possessing any real conviction, or the spiritual, and moral imperatives that are absolutely essential for their continued function as viable operatives in the
21st century and beyond? The so-called separation of church and state look more to me like the complete agreement of both in the failure of each to where neither is able to effectively serve God, or mammon. Talk about a waste of human potential!

Adding to the collapse of spirituality in the churches is the collapse of general morality in America's culture. And we're talking about old fashioned, grassroots basics of morality here. How is it that greed, and ambition have replaced honor, and character in the workplace? When did comfort, and ease become the standard over the conviction, and understanding of the importance of what constitutes "good" government. How is it that even so-called "conservatives" now look to Washington D.C. for answers to their state, or local problems? Why is the fear of God no longer a standard by which we choose our public officials? Why are we allowing a cadre of godless bankers, and businessmen to sacrifice the sacred principles of our republic on the altar of financial gain in the name of globalism? Do we really no longer believe that liberty, and peace are more important than money, and materialism? Why do we continue to allow the members of Congress that have sworn an oath of allegiance to the Constitution to blatantly thumb their noses at us in total disregard to its dictates? It all comes down to whether we are a "moral and religious people" or not.Therefore, it is my profound belief that the collapse of basic morality portends the collapse of America. God will not be mocked!

Contrary to the politically correct left-leaning poltroons that are babbling on endlessly about the virtues of "diversity, and multi-culturalism", the wording "United States of America" implies that "unity" rather than "diversity" has been the key to America's greatness over the past 234 years of its existence. John Jay was quoted earlier as saying that early America was "blessed" with the principles that "united" the peoples, those being the same "ancestry, language, religion, and principles of government". And I believe that he was right.

By and large, early America was a Christian nation, speaking the same language,reading the same Bible, worshipping the same God, and seeking the same form of government(a constitutional confederation of free states, and embracing the similar concepts of a shared culture. But, this is no longer the case.

Thanks to generations of Federal meddling via public school indoctrination, and media/entertainment propaganda, the principles that once united this nation now serve to divide it. And, divided we are!

I would argue that we are hopelessly, and helplessly divided to the point of a complete schism into sectional regions, which is,in fact, already planned as part of the "new" United States of North America after the break up occurs.

In short, it has become abundantly clear to me that The United States of America is in the throes of a complete, total, and ultimately fatal spiritual, cultural, moral, and soon to be political meltdown, barring divine intervention, which brings me to the final point of this essay.

I recently asked my blogging brother of another mother RWR to write me a recommendation to attend seminary in pursuit of a theological degree. I am not doing this to provide any divine competition for the Joel Osteen's of the world, God will do that in his own time, but rather because I truly believe that self government is the natural right of man that was bestowed upon him by the God of the Universe at the creation of the world. I believe that the initiation of this governmental model was the intention of the Founders at the time of this nation's inception. I have found the Bible to be replete with scriptural quotations to support this belief. I therefore advance the premise that all of the talk about "saving America" will come to nothing without the recognition of this most salient point. And, further, that this must take place first among the people that have the greatest capacity to understand, and implement its possibility, that being the Church. I am firmly committed to provide the necessary leadership to foment the "spiritually based rebellion" that I believe is the only possible way to restore constitutional federalism to this nation.

The alternative to this restoration is to prepare your family, ready your resolve, and to start the preparation for life after death- the death of liberty, and law in America that is, because the meltdown of American society, and culture has already begun.

This revolution is now televised

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