It is critical that Americans understand just how unique our founding was. We had a revolution that was followed by building a nation that placed the people as the sovereign and not some form of government. The government was designated as the servant. This was unique. The founders went on and built us around the principles of rule by law and not by the whims and wishes of an easily manipulated and impressionable majority, a republic and not a democracy.
The most unique aspect of our founding is that our founders recognized that our rights and liberties are endowed upon us as individuals and they come from God and not from government. The only role government was to ever play when it came to individual rights and liberties was to protect them. Government is specifically prohibited from abridging or infringing our rights and liberties. The Ninth Amendment states that this absolute limitation applies to all rights and liberties from God, not just those specifically mentioned.
Our new and unique government was instituted by a moral people. Yes, they used the influences of Locke and Montesquieu, but the greatest influence was the Bible. The most contorted part of the First Amendment is where it states that Congress shall make no laws respecting the establishment of a religion. This means that Congress cannot state that we would have a national religion supported by our national government and not that we would be prohibited from worshiping God in private or in public, on private grounds or public grounds..
If we are to restore our republic, that is restore limited government, restore individual liberty and freedom, we must return to being a moral society. We have occupying our White House a family that is a proven Crime Family, a family of druggies, liars, perverts, and pedophiles. A truly immoral family. They are protected by government and raised as an example by the Democrat party.
John Adams in a speech to the military in 1798 warned his fellow countrymen stating, “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams is a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and our second President. Benjamin Rush, Signer of the Declaration of Independence said. “[T]he only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be aid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments. Without religion, I believe that learning does real mischief to the morals and principles of mankind. “Noah Webster, author of the first American Speller and the first Dictionary said “[T]he Christian religion, in its purity, is the basis, or rather the source of all genuine freedom in government. . . . and I am persuaded that no civil government of a republican form can exist and be durable in which the principles of that religion have not a controlling influence. “Gouverneur Morris, Penman and Signer of the Constitution.” [F]or avoiding the extremes of despotism or anarchy . . . the only ground of hope must be on the morals of the people. I believe that religion is the only solid base of morals and that morals are the only possible support of free governments. [T]therefore education should teach the precepts of religion and the duties of man towards God. “Fisher Ames author of the final wording for the First Amendment wrote, “[Why] should not the Bible regain the place it once held as a schoolbook? Its morals are pure, its examples captivating and noble. The reverence for the Sacred Book that is thus early impressed lasts long; and probably if not impressed in infancy, never takes firm hold of the mind. “John Jay, Original Chief-Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, “The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. Continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life by its precepts.”
If the people of the United States were to listen to what our founders told us and were to put into practice this sound advice, the United States would quickly become that haven of individual liberty and freedom where we could once again say with pride and conviction, “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, amongst them the right to LIFE, LIBERTY, and the PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.
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