What did they really want for this nation when they labored to secure our liberty from King George’s tyranny? What did they have in mind when they labored, debated, deliberated, and collaborated to put into print the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights? What did they want to avoid and what did they want to secure and ensure would be preserved for posterity into perpetuity?
I fully believe that if more Americans truly pondered those questions we would come to a better understanding of what their intent was and would become more involved in the political process of this nation rather than allowing the professional politicians to destroy the very fabric of our founding principles and take away our individual liberties and freedoms.
It is my firm conviction that when Thomas Jefferson penned the following it sent political shock waves around the world and resonated with virtually every person desiring liberty and freedom:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
This was a direct challenge to the “divine right of kings” and an acknowledgement of “God’s supreme authority” and that there were certain rights that could only come from God and were the rights of every living man, woman, and child. It put in place the realistic possibility of establishing the “Proper Role of Government” and limited it in its scope and sphere. I fully believe that the founding fathers would “weep” if they saw what is happening today in this great land. It is my belief that if we as Americans truly want our “Republic”, the dream that the founding fathers held restored, we must educate ourselves in their vision and be willing to fight to the death for its reestablishment. We must demand that those in power in all three branches of government strictly adhere to and respect the Constitution of these United States of America.
1. Stop trading liberty for security or pseudo-security.
2. Stop thinking the role of government is active involvement in all aspects of our lives.
3. Take a good look at the proper role of government.
4. Understand that as government expands liberty contracts.
5. Understand that Government is best, when it governs least.
Mr. Jefferson, a true patriot, and lover of an America that was Free, made a most powerful statement:
“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”
They wrote the Bill of Rights to insure the liberty and freedom of every American citizen and provided the platform upon which the fledgling nation could grow rapidly with a solid foundation. The Bill of Rights is something that every American citizen should know by heart and treasure. It is something that we, hopefully, are willing to defend at all costs against those from any political party or faction that would diminish, set it aside, or destroy it.
We have been seeing a gradual erosion of our American Freedom for decades and now are on the fast track to total elimination of all individual rights and freedoms. We are moving from a Republican Democracy to a Socialistic Soft Tyranny at best and a Hard Tyranny at worst. We are presently regulated to the brink of extinction and every act of government seems to move us closer and closer to the point of no return where the “Centralized Federal Government” will be in TOTAL CONTROL. The founding fathers defended and demanded protection of “States Rights” and we are seeing that assaulted at a level never seen before, by the current administration.
So, what did the Founding Fathers want for America? They wanted Pure American liberty. They wanted a properly limited government and designed one. It is up to us as individual citizens to fight to see that restored. What is freedom worth to you? That is a question that only you can answer and your answer will determine your involvement and how you vote in ALL ELECTIONS!
I dare not conclude in any other way than say that it is my firm conviction that “until” we RETURN TO GOD with a whole heart we will not enjoy the Freedom and Liberty that the Founders designed and desired and God purposed for this nation. We have been a beacon shining into a darkened world for a long time and can continue being just that if we “turn our hearts” to God fully, pray fervently, and work diligently. It is my sincere desire that God guide your footsteps, guard and protect you and your family in all things, and provide you with the needs of your life spiritually, materially, physically, emotionally, and relationally. This country is worth spending our all to protect and our faith is worth dying for!
May God’s richest and best be yours in all things!