Monday, November 10, 2008

A Religious and Moral People, Lessons from History

In 1798, John Adams said, "Our Constitution was made only for a religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other."

He was right and almost prophetic. I fear that we are at the point in history when Americans have forgotten God, and therefore our Constitution has no basis. This is why it is ignored today, and will be ignored even more so tomorrow.

Frederick Douglas said in 1849, "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what the people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue till they have resisted with either words or blows, or by both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress."

The American people have become sheeple. We do not stand up against injustice anymore. Therefore, we will be ruled by whatever we let our leaders get away with.

"I am concerned for the security of our great nation, not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.” -General Douglas MacArthur

"Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater

"No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session." -Mark Twain

"The Bible is a book worth more than all the other books that were ever printed." -Patrick Henry

"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." -John Adams

We as a people seem to be at this point. "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship" -Sir Alexander Tytler

"We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government. Far from it. We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." -James Madison

We shall see what happens.

1 comment:

Power Up Love said...

So true, "I fear that we are at the point in history when Americans have forgotten God, and therefore our Constitution has no basis".