Monday, July 04, 2005

Honoring the 4th of July

On this day we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

It is therefore appropriate to discuss the reasons why our Founding Fathers gave of their time and fortunes to provide us with the Government we should have.

In the 19th Century most thinking people agreed that the nature of the individual was that he wanted to be able to attain his eternal salvation and they also realized that a free nation was the best vehicle to allow the religious freedom to accomplish that goal.

Politics at that time was seen as the best program to achieve the goal.

Today the programs have become the goals instead of the means. Some of our legislators and Judges see themselves as the “givers of good, and the pillars of justice.”

Government is by definition “force” and freedom is best served with the fewest amount of laws/force. But today we here the cry “There ought to be a law.” We cannot legislate morality, goodness, honor, honesty, peace and justice. Justice is only possible with the least amount of force.

Religions of force such as Communism and Wahabism have become the new religions that threaten the world, and Christianity still remains the best religion of freedom to choose whom you will follow. (Josh 24:15)

Many of the Founding Fathers were Christians and they made it clear that without Religion as part of the political landscape, we would suffer like all pagan countries have.

While the Founding Fathers knew that they did not want a National Religion, they also knew the pitfalls of a nation without the aspirations of religious goals.

The greatest slaughters in the history of the world have come at the hands of Godless societies. Stalin, and Mao have many tens of millions more than any religious crusade or inquisition can claim.

So today we will honor the signing with the thought of life’s greatest priorities, God, Family and Country, in that order.

First and foremost we need a relationship with our God.

Next, we need to hold the concept of Family above all else except our relationship with God.

Let us remember that our Family is where we teach our children about right and wrong. Right and Wrong never change with time. Stealing was wrong 6000 years ago when Adam and Eve were here, and it is just as wrong today. Moral Relativism only makes our children insecure and afraid, they need to be able to count on the “rules of life.”

There is a Right and Wrong answer to every moral and ethical question. For those who disagree, I say that there are only two reasons for doubt; either the question was phrased incorrectly or there is insufficient information to make the choice. Only those who wish to not be held accountable want everything to be grey. That way they can make what they call "mistakes" instead of wrong choices, i.e. sins, and they can still feel good about themselves. The only way an Alcoholic can be cured is if he first admits wrong doing.

And then the next priority is Country. We need to fight for the rights that our forefathers gave us. I am thankful that we live in such a great country that I still have many of the freedoms that my forefathers had. And I am hopeful that we, (at least *two of us), can return some of our lost freedoms to their rightful place in the near future.

*Two people can do anything as long as one of them is God.


At 1:18 PM, Blogger Scott said...

have you heard about the

action against Justice Souter of the Supreme court?

Thanks for the good quote on your blog. It is refreshing to see such words out there.

Best wishes,
Scott Lindsley

At 3:54 PM, Blogger Free Agency Rules said...

Yep! Sure hope it happens. :)

At 7:08 AM, Blogger rightsideblogger said...

A great piece. Keep it up.

At 8:23 PM, Blogger fetching jen said...

Beautiful writing... your history lesson is accurate and sentimental. Thank you.

fetching jen

p.s. visit my blog comments again on the Woody Allen post... an interesting "anonymous" post and answer by fj...


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