Want a better future look to the past
As a historian I am more apt than not to look to the past for my wisdom today. Much of the world however seem fixated on the future. Religion is in love with the future to the tune of billion upon billion of dollars. The false prophet who predicted the world would end recently made 80 million in the last several years. Left Behind books and movies racked in millions. However it is the past that turns religion into relationship. What Jesus did is what saves us not what he will do in the future. So I want us to think along those lines here today for our future. What will make our future and that of our kids future better? Tonight there will be a GOP debate and each candidate will make promises of their vision for a future. What I hope to hear is someone’s reflection of our glorious past.
What is that past? Politically speaking I am what people call a strict constitutionalists. This means I think everything must be viewed according to the original intent of the author and not what some bozo in a black robe thinks it means. The founders left mountains of letters and papers telling us what each and every article and amendment meant in our Constitution. So, in reality, there should be no question as to what it means. Yet we have black robes telling us the 1st amendment means separation of Church and state and the 14th means one has a right to privacy and thus may in fact murder their unborn child. Both of these cases could not be further from the truth or the original intent. In fact we really did not even need a 14th amendment because we already had a 10th and that should have been the end all. The 10th is very clear that if it is not in the Constitution than the states need to deal with it. So Roe V Wade should have never allowed abortion in all 50 states. ACLU lawsuits should have never removed Nativity scenes from every town square. However, since we have a generation of revisionist pushing Yankee secularism we can now fully expect more of the same from this batch in 2012.
Want a better future look to the past. The first thing we should bring back from the past is property requirements for voting. This way the politicians cannot bribe votes by loading up a bus with welfare recipients by promising them more freebies. Secondly, we need to return to the election of Senators by the state legislators. This way the senators will stop being paid off by big business and special interest and worry about their home states. Lastly to truly understand our Constitution we need to understand that our rights come from creator God and not Uncle Sam. In doing this, we need to make sure all leadership is moral and upright and followers of Christ. I bet that comment just made some of your’s blood boil. But, the fact is our founders clearly spoke that Christians should lead this country.
John Adams said this:
August 28, 1811
"Religion and virtue are the only foundations, not only of all free government, but of social felicity under all governments and in all the combinations of human society."
June 28, 1813
"Now I will avow, that I then believe, and now believe, that those general Principles of Christianity, are as eternal and immutable, as the Existence and Attributes of God; and that those Principles of liberty, are as unalterable as human Nature and our terrestrial, mundane System."
John Q Adams said this:
"Duty is ours; results are God's."
July 4, 1821
"The highest glory of the American Revolution was this; it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.
"From the day of the Declaration...they (the American people) were bound by the laws of God, which they all, and by the laws of The Gospel, which they nearly all, acknowledge as the rules of their conduct."
Samuel Admas said this:
"The rights of the colonists as Christians...may be best understood by reading and carefully studying the institution of The Great Law Giver and Head of the Christian Church, which are to be found clearly written and promulgated in the New Testament." (From The Rights of Colonists, 1772)
As they were signing the Declaration of Independence Samuel Adams said never truer words:
"We have this day restored the Sovereign to Whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let His kingdom come."
"He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of this country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen into any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man....The sum of all is, if we would most truly enjoy this gift of Heaven, let us become a virtuous people."
Sir William Blackstone
(Blackstone's Commentaries on the Law was the recognized authority on the law for well over a century after 1776)
"Man, considered as a creature, must necessarily be subject to the laws of his Creator, for he is entirely a dependent being....And, consequently, as man depends absolutely upon his Maker for everything, it is necessary that he should in all points conform to his Maker's will...this will of his Maker is called the law of nature. These laws laid down by God are the eternal immutable laws of good and evil...This law of nature dictated by God himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at all times: no human laws are of any validity if contrary to this...
"The doctrines thus delivered we call the revealed or divine law, and they are to be found only in the holy scriptures...[and] are found upon comparison to be really part of the original law of nature. Upon these two foundations, the law of nature and the law of revelation, depend all human laws; that is to say, no human laws should be suffered to contradict these.
"Blasphemy against the Almighty is denying his being or providence, or uttering contumelious reproaches on our Savior Christ. It is punished, at common law by fine and imprisonment, for Christianity is part of the laws of the land.
"If [the legislature] will positively enact a thing to be done, the judges are not at liberty to reject it, for that were to set the judicial power above that of the legislature, which should be subversive of all government."
"The preservation of Christianity as a national religion is abstracted from its own intrinsic truth, of the utmost consequence to the civil state, which a single instance will sufficiently demonstrate.
"The belief of a future state of rewards and punishments, the entertaining just ideas of the main attributes of the Supreme Being, and a firm persuasion that He superintends and will finally compensate every action in human life (all which are revealed in the doctrines of our Savior, Christ), these are the grand foundations of all judicial oaths, which call God to witness the truth of those facts which perhaps may be only known to Him and the party attesting; all moral evidences, therefore, all confidence in human veracity, must be weakened by apostasy, and overthrown by total infidelity.
"Wherefore, all affronts to Christianity, or endeavors to depreciate its efficacy, in those who have once professed it, are highly deserving of censure."
Samuel Chase said this of our form of government:
"By our form of government, the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed upon the same equal footing, and are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty."
I want to close with a quote from the very first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. This only goes to show the true amount of revisionism has taken place. If we really want a better country we must return the power to the states and return our will to God alone. This is the only way to make this nation great again. To ignore this will only mean more finical ruin and eventual failure. America is nothing more than a secular empire who will fail just as Rome, Britain and so many more.
(America's first Supreme Court Chief Justice and Co-Author of the Federalist Papers)
October 12, 1816
"Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.
Thanks for reading. I will hope as educated people you will see the future needs the past and you will no longer give any quarter to the secularist who are destroying your freedoms. If you want a better life look to the past. You want better government look to people not filled with empty promises, but with common sense values. May God restore us and return us to our humble beginnings.