Saturday, August 8, 2009

Eternal Vigilance: The Price of Freedom

Fellow Americans, I urge you, as a Christian, as a free man living in a free country, to stand up for the freedoms that our founding fathers valiantly fought and died for throughout the history of the United States. We need to return and adhere to the solid principles that made this nation great! The principles that have guided us for well over two hundred years are: Limited Government; Personal Liberty; Secure Borders; A Sound Dollar Backed By Gold and Silver; and a Foreign Policy with Backbone.
However, as a Sovereign Nation composed of many states our freedoms are being eroded at an alarming rate by the current administration. Furthermore, even though we espouse these principles as Americans, a majority of us have placed far too much trust in our government. It is sad that I, as well as we, have taken for granted that our President, Senators, Congressmen, etc., were looking out for our best interests as citizens of the United States. Many of us have depended on the liberal media for our news, are willfully ignorant of the current workings of the political machine in Washington, or deem political involvement to be unimportant for their future.
People! We are not "stupid!" We must use our God-given intelligence to discern the times in which we live. I have been reading through a wealth of materials to become a citizen who is well-informed about the current political scene. I confess that in the past I have not been a concerned citizen, but I came upon a quote that stirred my soul. Simply stated, "Eternal Vigilance is the price of Freedom." If this is the price of freedom, are we willing to pay it as our forefathers did? Are we willing to expend the time and energy ? Will we wake from our slumber before our freedoms and liberty are completely snatched from our hands by the very ones who govern us? I, for one, will stand and fight for this is what it might come to.
As a Christian, my goal in the pursuit fo securing our freedom and liberty is to seek to follow the closing thoughts of the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Phillipians when he said, "Finally brothers, whatever is true; whatever is noble; whatever is right; whatever is pure; whatever is lovely; whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things."

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Freedom in America Part 3

2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Our nation, by the Grace of God, has perservered for well over two hundred years. Our underlying foundation has been built on the God of the Bible and belief in Jesus Christ as Savior for all mankind. We must remember that a majority of the Founding Fathers held this belief and it influenced their thinking when they were in the process of forging the Constitution of the United States. The other Founding Fathers in the minority had a healthy respect for those who believed this way. Needless to say, we must return to this foundation before it crumbles completely.
Many people, it seems, even conservatives, would like to poo-poo the idea of being vocal about our faith in God and Jesus Christ as Savior. It must be intertwined with and influence our decisions as individuals as well as groups united as patriots of the United States of America. We must not shrink back from this faith that we hold dear.
Truthfully, we cannot expect God, Our Father, to bless our nation when we have rejected him in all facets of our lives as a nation. We have become biblically illiterate and, so, we are paying the price. We, as a nation, are reaping what we have sown.

To Be Continued

Monday, August 3, 2009

Freedom in America: Part 2

So, now where do our freedoms come from? They come from God, the Father, our creator and are disclosed in the Declaration of Independence as our inalienable rights.
First, I believe it is imperative to differentiate between a Republic and a Democracy. A wealth of individuals believe that our country is a Democracy. This is unequivically false. Essentially, a Democracy is rule by a majority whereas a Republic is a form of G0vernment that is equally representative of all people. Our Founding Fathers hammered out a Republic not a Democracy.
One example of how the Democrats are pushing their "rule by the majority" is by using a process called Franking to keep vital information about the health care reform bill from the people of the United States. Our government officials are able to use their name just like you or I would use a postage stamp. This enables government officials to get vital information into the hands of their constituents. However, their is a "Franking Commission" that regulates the usage of this process and is controlled at the present time by the Democrats. The Democrats are blocking the Republicans from getting out this vital information about health care reform to their constituents. So tell me, where is the equal representation of the people if the Democrats can do this? They are forcing their majority decisions in an underhanded way on we, the people, without our consent. I'm sure that many of the Democrats are holding their breath hoping that they won't be found out.

To be continued

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Freedom in America

Freedom in America

So, proceed we must on a perilous journey. A journey that our Founding Fathers traveled that was laced with what might have seemed to them to be insurmountable challenges. However, they took up the gauntlet of challenge and proceeded to hammer out a pair of documents, (The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution) that are the solid foundation our United States are resting on.
The question for me is, as an American, "Where do we start to address the issues that threaten our freedoms?" I was puzzled and unsure where to begin. So, I simply asked a friend, "Where do I start?" He told me, "start from the start!" So, I will start from the point I believe our great nation started from-The landing of the Pilgrims on Plymouth Rock.
You see, I had relatives that came over on the Mayflower as well as being signers of the Mayflower Compact. You may ask, "What was their intent in coming to the shores where Plymouth Rock rested. One need only examine the original Mayflower Compact to discover the desire of their intent. Their intent was the advancement of the Christian faith. You might even say that this was the birth document of the first constitution of the United States.

To be continued. . . . . .