I realize I may be driving this into the ground but the threat to American Freedom is upon us. Not only the financial aspect but the assault on our liberty is becoming a matter of policy for the current administration. We have to own the self-evident truth that we (and all men/women) are created equal and endowed by our Creator with these unalienable rights.
This American Flavor of Freedom cannot survive without Christian Morality. The Founders were certain of this. Even those who were not explicitly Christian believed it i.e. Benjamin Franklin. Without the Christian moral ethic American Freedom does not work. The Founders and early leaders believed that without an inner set of laws to restrain Evil an outer set would be required.
…Holy Scriptures… can alone secure to society, order, and peace, and to the courts of justice and constitutions of government, purity, stability, and usefulness. In vain, without the Bible, we increase penal laws and draw entrenchments around our institutions.- James Mc Henry, Signer of the Constitution (taken from Original Intent-Barton pg 173)
Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled either by a power within them or by a power without them; either by the Word of God or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible or the bayonet.- Robert Winthrop, Speaker of the U.S. House 1847-1849 (taken from Original Intent pg 173)
American Freedom has been the greatest the world has ever known because it was disciplined by the highest moral standard, the Bible. If the Bible’s guidance and influence is removed from our society, as we are seeing, freedoms also will be removed. This I’m afraid we are also seeing. Goodness makes real freedom possible. Real freedom guided by Goodness leads to greatness. If we do not revive our commitment to the highest of moral standards i.e, “ Love thy neighbor as thy self,” we will sink into history as a once legendary, great people. Americans I beg you, make this nation great by Goodness and for the sake of Goodness. World Freedom has rested on the shoulders of Americans for two centuries. Our flavor of freedom creates, influences and nurtures the freedom of the world. It’s worth the sacrifices.