The events of the last few weeks have been quite disturbing to most all of us I am sure. Even this past week between the events unfolding in Wisconsin to the horrific murders in Libya the world seems to be awash in a title wave of contrast and chaos.
This certainly does not jive with what most of us feel is the natural order of the universe, however we are instructed by the Lord in scripture that “they that plow iniquity and sow wickedness, reap the same.” Job 4:8.
Even Samuel Adams wrote “Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.”
While we have this past fall elected leaders such as Gov Walker in Wisconsin trying to bring sound constitutional fiscal sense to an economy run amuck, we have in contrast a President who clearly aligns himself with the likes of Mumar Khadafy of Libya and the Muslim brotherhood spending the United States into oblivion; which, after all is his agenda.
Why almost half of America cannot see this is largely due to an educational system filled with fluff over substance; having filled the minds of the last 30 years with trash. People who cannot see further than the next welfare check in the mail, a bottle of bear and the sports channel.
Pardon me while I blow off a little steam.
The Answer we all know lie in following and adhering to Constitutional Principle for certain, but more importantly restoring along with it a greater faith in God. As I have made a study of the history of our Nation and the Constitution the past 12 going on 13 years it has been made clear to me that throughout the Constitutional Convention and the debates therein, there were eloquent declarations made that would make the Constitution a success.
Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, George Washington who was president or chairman, Madison and others often referred to those moments of inspiration which seemed to give them advance inspiration of how to make the Constitution function successfully. Jefferson for instance spent months working with others in writing state laws to reflect Biblical Principles, trying without success to create a structured society of Wards or Townships.
Our founder understood with spiritual clarity that only a virtuous people (those who adhere to “love thy neighbor” termed “public virtue” would support Constitutional government be it state or Federal.
Jefferson hoped that Biblical Christianity would be restored and he gave support to those principles established within the Constitution to protect the Peoples liberties. He later wrote: “I hold the precepts of Jesus, as delivered by himself, to be the most pure, benevolent, and sublime which have ever been preached to men…. If the freedom of religion guaranteed to us by law in theory can ever rise in practice… truth will prevail over fanaticism, and the genuine doctrines of Jesus … will again be restored to their original purity. This reformation will advance with the other improvement of the human mind, but too late for me to witness it.” THE WRITING OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, Bergh OP.CIT., 15:288
There were other principles regarding Sound Economics, human equality meaning the freedom to think and act individually, elimination of Slavery, private banking, and states’ rights. We have gotten off track after two hundred years since our Declaration with England and the actual founding of our Constitution.
It was Marcus Tullius Cicero, a Roman who the founders of our republic drew inspiration for the implementation of Natural Law, Gods. He alone discerned that man must pledge obedience to the mandates of a loving and concerned Creator. He Wrote: “As one and the same Nature holds together and supports the universe, all of whose parts are in harmony with one another, so men are united in Nature; but by reason of their depravity, they quarrel, not realizing that they are of one blood and subject to one and the same protecting power. If this fact were understood, surely man would live the life of the Gods!” Ebenstein, Great Political Thinkers, op. cit., p. 135.
Our Founders believed this. They embraced the idea of building a moral and virtuous society. They above all wanted to lay the foundation for a new kind of civilization built upon freedom for the individual and prosperity for the whole commonwealth, the foundation being Common Law or in other words “God Law.”
It will be my continuing hope that we may continue to struggle to achieve this goal, if not for ourselves, for the sake of our children and grandchildren, for all posterity; like Jefferson perhaps “too late for me.” We must not waver in our present resolve.