History is valuable if we learn from it. It is a curse if we ignore the lessons it affords. In the early years of this land and prior to our becoming a nation the foundation was laid for what kind of people we would become. I want to share some quotes and some thoughts here.
The Plymouth plantation had at its heart to honor God and believed that what they were doing glorified the Lord and would advance the Christian faith. They perceived no eventual rebellion against England or the king’s authority, and declared that their foundation and loyalty was to God above all else and that very thing would help lead to the eventual Revolutionary War.
In fact, the man credited with discovering America although inhabitants were already here so discovery is a misnomer to me. He discovered not something that was lost or had never been seen but something that Europe did not believe existed and flew in the face of Science and Philosophy of that day regarding the Earth’s shape and size. His very name means “Christ bearer.” Think about the places that he named and the meaning of those names. San Salvador – “Holy Savior” Vera Cruz – “True Cross” La Navidad – “Nativity” or “Christmas” Trinidad – “The Trinity”. Let me give you a quote from his log: “It was the Lord who put it into my mind to sail to the Indies. The fact that the Gospel Commission is to preach to the entire world is what convinced me. Charting the seas is but a necessary requsite for the fulfillment of the great commission of our Lord and Savior.”
Fisher Ames the author of the 1st Amendment wrote an article called “School books” in the Pladium magazine in January 1801, “We have trouble in the classrooms we are putting in new text books. Nothing wrong with new books but we are spending more time on them than the Bible; it is drifting to the back of the classroom. We cannot tolerate this in American education. The Bible’s pure morals, its examples are captivating and noble.” My how far we have drifted from that today! Today the Bible is banned completely from the classrooms in our public schools, something the founders would have never believed possible.
George Washington in his farewell address on September 17, 1796 said, “The Bible…is the one supreme source of revelation of the meaning of life, the nature of God and spiritual nature and need of men. It is the only guide of life which really leads the spirit in the right way of peace and salvation. America was born a Christian nation.” Wait, didn’t Barack Obama declare that America is no longer a Christian nation. Mr. Washington what do you think of that? George Washington went on to say, “Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” Additionally he said, “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” Can someone please remind Congress and the President that our 1st President and our founders did not want the Bible removed from schools or the government! Does that sound like they believed the liberal left’s view of “Separation of Church and State?”
Moving forward we find Calvin Coolidge saying, “The fundamental basis of this nation’s law was given to Moses on the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings we get from Exodus and St. Matthew, from Isaiah and St. Paul. I don’t think we emphasize that enough these days. If we don’t have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody but the state.” Wow, even closer to us than Washington and Presidents still believed that the Bible and God were important in our lives and in government.
Fast forward to Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, 1954 and he said: “I believe that no one can read the history of our country without realizing that the good book and the spirit of the savior, have from the beginning have been our guiding geniuses.”
Okay my rant is this, we sat like the proverbial frog in the pan and allowed the slow heating of the water to the point of boiling and now we are dying and losing our nation while we have not done enough to prevent it. It is time that we STAND UP and STEP UP to the task of reclaiming America. Agree or disagree with me that is your right, but if you love America as a Free Nation then you should want the Constitution honored. Demand our Freedoms be preserved and help us boot out all in elected offices that are not willing to defend and protect that.
May God bless and protect you and may God preserve and protect America!