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Many years ago kids learned the principles of free government in school. Everybody knew them, or at least just about everybody. That all stopped 30-50 years ago.
Ephesians 4:11-13 talks about the importance of inspired leaders to teach us correct principles so we will be rooted to a code to base our lives on. Then verse 14 tells us what this teaching will accomplish: "That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive..." In politics today it seems that the crowd follows the guy who sounds best irrespective of where he's going. To me, this is a recipe for disaster.
The following two verses also seem to fit here as well...
1 Timothy 1:4 And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
2 Peter 1:16: For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
I believe there was a deliberate 'dumbing down' of our children who are now grown. As their political views are not governed by principle, they can all the more easily be led away from the basic principles of free government. From my view point, we are now in the late stages of our people being severed from the very ideas which made our country the most free and prosperous nation that ever existed.
I ask, looking at the Americas, why has the United States surpassed every other country in it's influence, prosperity and freedom? Is it the oldest? Does it have the most natural resources? Is it's climate the best? The USA has discovered the vast majority of all inventions of the last 200 years. Is it because it's people are smarter? The answer to all these questions is 'no.' I'll tell you why it is: It's the Constitution of the United States and our system of government which rewards hard work and ingenuity.
It's my belief that without adherence to the principles of the founding fathers, we, as a nation can only go in one direction; we as a nation will lose our preeminence and greatness and end up like all the other nations.
To finish this thought off, many of the people of Mexico and countries further south brave great odds to come here in spite of the fear of the perils of being here illegally. Heck, I don't blame them. I'd come too. It's the greatest nation in the world. Who wouldn't want to be here??? But as we lose our greatness because of our abandonment of the principles of freedom, there will no longer be a reason for them to come.
The basic principles of a free government are not hard to understand. In fact any liberal who happened to read this would scoff that I have over simplified things, considering our vast civilization of today. I disagree. It is my hope that you will take a hard look at the different concepts presented here and give them some real thought.
My hope is that after you understand the principles of freedom, you to filter everything you see and hear in the media through the filter of these principles to know what's really going on, and why it's right or wrong.
So, lets get started,
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost. John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)|
The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded. Montesquieu (1689-1755)
Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. George Washington (1732-1799)
I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)