As I have been studying American history, the Bible, and keeping up to date on the presidential race I have come to the conclusion that our country is in big trouble. Not because of the people who are responsible for the everyday actions of government, but rather because of the people who have put them in office. We have lost our way because we have turned away from what our founding fathers had envisioned for us. In a letter to the officers of the First Brigade of the Third Division of the Militia of Massachusetts, John Adams wrote, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
We now have almost half the country on welfare of some kind; people who are taking from the coffers and returning nothing. That is if you don’t count the fines payed by those found guilty in our court system, of course the cost of prosecution runs more than what is being recovered. The only ones that are making out are the lawyers, and the legal system. Most of those prosecuted cannot afford lawyers so you and I are paying for their defense. And yet some of these very people who are living of the sweat and blood of our labors are voting for judges, sheriffs, county commissioners, governors, representatives, senators, and the president of our nation.
After saying all that we get to the point of my ranting. The presidential candidate that is leading the polls on the republican side is a man who makes some of his money on the vices of the public. Oh ya, I know he is supposed to be a real estate man, but let’s face it he is in entertainment. The casinos he has interest in make their money off people who lose, no casino can stay in business if their clientele are consistent winners. His resorts are extravagant and out of reach for the average American. Please don’t get me wrong, I am not against his ability to make the money he has, nor anyone else for that matter. The only question I have is he the one who is going to be in touch with the working public of this country.
Then we have to go to the democratic side of this race. We have two who are battling in the polls, one is a self-described socialist, and the other is but will not use the word. She believes that it takes a village to raise a child, not two devoted parents who have a desire to see their offspring succeed in life, and sacrifice to accomplish that. No the village, (that would be the government) must tax the rest to such a point that they cannot save for their own children’s future. Do not doubt for an instant that the other democratic leader in the polls believes the same thing. History has shown us that socialism fails because the few benefit, the rest suffer.
Believe it or not, there is one thing that ties the republican and democratic leaders in the polls together. They are interested in themselves and whatever they can get out of this endeavor as head of our nation for themselves. They are not interested in bringing this country back to a representative republic our founding fathers forged for us with the help of God. Only we the voters can do that.
Benjamin Franklin was asked as he was leaving Independence Hall, “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?” He responded, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”
Additions of interest (profound wisdom)-
The Wright Flyer: Radio Aviation Excellence
January 18 at 8:33pm ·
“I had a Dream…and it was revised, edited, restated, and drowned in a giant vat of Kool Aid called Communism.”
Wright Flyer: MLK and Revisionism
Randy and Jeremy explain the importance of MLK’s message and how revisionists are attempting to hijack it.
Just read about the tragedy that befell the Carson campaign, and the death of volunteer Braden Joplin. Our prayers go out to Braden’s family that they would be comforted at this tragic time in their lives, that they know that God has Braden wrapped in His loving arms. We thank you Lord for the service he was to this country, and the vision he had for it.
Dr. Carson shows the reason that Mr. Joplin had such a devotion to the Carson campaign, in that he will halt his work to honor this devoted man. I believe that is why Braden Joplin worked so tirelessly for this presidential candidate. Braden knew that Ben Carson would put the needs of others before his own. This is exactly the kind of person we need to lead this country. God bless you Ben Carson, and God bless Braden Joplin’s family. He has blessed Braden in taking him home to be with his Creator.
As I was attending a grass roots conservative meeting I noticed attendance had dropped. This can be the result of several things; first, some were attending other meetings, establishing and supporting new conservative movements. Second, health and family issues, or monetary reasons. Third and the most dangerous to this movement is frustration and impatience.
There are two amazing examples of overcoming frustration and impatience in history. The most recent is the life of John Quincy Adams. As a representative in the house he continually worked against slavery. The house at the time was largely democrats and they slapped a gag order on Adams; who by the way completely ignored it and continued his fight against slavery.
Around this time a young representative from Illinois was elected to the house and was mentored by Mr. Adams. This representative was non-other than Abraham Lincoln. John Quincy Adams never saw the fruits of his fight to end slavery in his lifetime; yet his young protégé accomplished just that.
Our second example in history goes back two thousand years. Jesus Christ started a movement based upon the promises of God. In the three years He was on this earth His movement was small and confined to Palestine, and then the movement was struck with His death. Then His resurrection caused His followers to be revived, and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit energized them. History shows that nothing could halt this movement of God. In fact the more it is opposed, the more it grows. WHY? Because God is in charge, and we can take our strength from that. So as the apostle Paul exhorts us in 1Timothy 1:18, 6:12; 2 Timothy 4:7, let’s continue to fight the good fight.