“It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood” James Madison
“The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” James Madison
“Democracy… while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy of monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.” John Adams
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams
“Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.” Benjamin Franklin
“Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.” Benjamin Franklin
On DECEMBER 8, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln announced his plan to accept back into the Union those who had been in the Confederacy. He wrote: “Whereas it is now desired by some persons heretofore engaged in said rebellion to resume their allegiance to the United States…Therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, do proclaim, declare, and make known to all persons who have, directly or by implication, participated in the existing rebellion…that a full pardon is hereby granted to them…with restoration of all rights of property…upon the condition that every such person shall take and subscribe an oath…to wit: “I, ____, do solemnly swear, in presence of Almighty God, that I will henceforth faithfully support, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Union of the States thereunder, and that I will in like manner abide by and faithfully support all acts of Congress passed during the existing rebellion with reference to slaves…and that I will in like manner abide by and faithfully support all proclamations of the President made during the existing rebellion having reference to slaves….So help me God.”
Seven times he preached in the Colonies, to crowds up to 25,000, spreading the Great Awakening Revival, which helped unite the colonies prior to the Revolution. Ben Franklin wrote in his Autobiography: “He preached one evening from the top of the Court-house steps…Streets were filled with his hearers..I had the curiosity to learn how far he could be heard by retiring backwards down the street…and found his voice distinct till I came near Front-street.” Who was Franklin describing? It was George Whitefield, who died SEPTEMBER 30, 1770. Franklin wrote of Whitefield: “Multitudes of all denominations attended his sermons…It was wonderful to see.” Printing George Whitefield’s sermons, Ben Franklin financed the largest building in Philadelphia for his meetings, which later became the first building of the University of Pennsylvania. Franklin wrote to George Whitefield: “I sometimes wish you and I were jointly employed by the Crown to settle a colony on the Ohio…a strong body of religious and industrious people!…Might it not greatly facilitate the introduction of pure religion among the heathen, if we could, by such a colony, show them a better sample of Christians than they commonly see in our Indian traders?”
Most of our founders were men of faith and had no trouble mentioning God. They praised Him often and gave Him credit when they were successful. One example of that is the Treaty of Paris which ended the Revolutionary War. Far from removing God from our government, they included Him often. One only has to look at the documents in our history to see that. That is why they made sure that they included as the very first amendment to that document that “Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;”
How anyone can take that simple paragraph and claim that they didn’t want God in government is beyond me. It quite simply states that it doesn’t want Congress to make any laws about religion nor to limit it in any way. Why then have we let those who hate Him tell us otherwise? It is time that we hold Congress and every other government agency accountable to the very document that they take an oath to uphold and put God back in government. If the person running for office does not support that they do not deserve our vote. It is that simple friends. If we allow this to continue, we lose what we were founded upon forever. We see the results of this kind of disdain every day from the evils of abortion funding and supporting to the disregard of the laws by the very President that is supposed to serve the people. 2012 is probably our last chance to put this country back on the path that it was intended to be on. Learn where the candidates that want our vote stand and make sure that they wish God to be back in our government and as our moral leader!
- The 2012 Presidential Campaign: Of Creed and Character (via Kingsjester’s Blog) (loopyloo305.wordpress.com)
Anybody that says we should all get along, is someone who has little or no moral ethics. It’s one thing for kids on the playground to get along and it’s quite another if getting along brings you Roe vs Wade. For too long a lot of people have tried hard to get along with the extremists on the left. Where has it gotten us? It’s gotten us to a place where we are the country with the most abortions every year, to a place where it is becoming illegal to practice our Christian faith, where prayer in school is not allowed, where you are not allowed to hand out religious leaflets on the street but allowances are made in some courts for muslim men who commit rape on their wives.
We as Christians did not stand up when one woman protested prayer in school and we lost the opportunity to point out that the Constitution actually says “Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; That’s the first amendment for anyone that want’s to look it up.
The second part of that amendments says: or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. That includes handing out religious leaflets on the street. Go back and read your history, people. That is one of the things that Benjamin Franklin was known for, his political tracks hit the leaders of the country over everything that he thought was wrong at the time. Without that we may have not had the country that we now are trashing and running into the ground.
We are at a turning point in this country. We can make the choice to return to the fundamental values that made this country the strongest in the world and the most desired place to be, or we can keep on getting along while people like Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reed and the new Mr. Mao, President Barack H. Obama, run this country into the ground for some agenda that we don’t agree with.
Personally I want to hold our new members of Congress to the promises they made. I want to investigate all the corruption that is going on in this administration, and most of all I want to open up every piece of legislation that has passed in the last two years and make sure that every little piece of it is reread and that every person in this country knows what was put in place without their knowledge and consent. I want the Constitution applied to any new bills that are before the Congress and I want our money spent wisely.
If our new Congress isn’t any better than the old Congress then I will cast my vote to get rid of them the same way that the old Congress was gotten rid of. It’s too bad that we didn’t accomplish that with the Senate but we will have another opportunity in 2012, along with the Presidency.
So if this next few years involves a lot of arguments and disagreements, I personally will be cheering it on!! I am not willing to get along for the sake of getting along. It’s much better to keep your moral ethics instead of losing your way!!!!