Friday, March 19, 2010

If you saw Glen Beck yesterday you heard him discuss the “Liberty Tree” and that today we are witnesses to a perverted “Liberty Tree” in Washington with corruption running amuck. It has been corrupted by a long running undermining of our morality. He made the point the “Liberty Tree” needs to be replanted with the seed our Founders gave us “Faith, Hope, and Love.” I was watching late and had to say good night before his show was over so I did not hear him actually reference the Bible. The Founders (and he) got those terms or principles from the Bible. I Corinthians chapter 13 is the source for those virtues. It is from Christianity that we get these and hundreds more under girding principle to guide a free society.

His lesson in the “Liberty Tree” agrees with my point that American Freedom is inspired by, built upon, fueled by and sustained by the teachings of the Bible. Its standards are beyond reproach. “Love thy neighbor as thy self,” will save the government coffers billions if we once again acknowledge it, revere it and teach it to our children (“the Bible or the bayonet” I believe was the phrase.)

High standards of Good prevent the need for government enforcement. It also preempts the need for many laws. When you have your neighbor’s interest at heart he will not need to be protected from you. Please, we all want our neighbors to believe in and live by The Ten Commandments (read them and see); not only our neighbors, our doctor, our banker, our chef, our airline pilot, even our lawyer. The Goodness taught by the Bible and Christianity protects everyone. Why would we want its influence removed from our public discourse?

American Freedom, our “Liberty Tree,” was received from God, “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights…life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” If God is the author of our Freedom and we continue to reject God, we assure the loss of American Freedom (the greatest the world has ever known), maybe forever.

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