Let’s blow the cobwebs off of some ol’ dusty historical documents, and see how relevant they are to today. Other than some “run-on” sentences; (a trait of patriots apparently ) they are flawless*!
*No, they are really flawless.
After all, for the past 50+ years we have convinced ourselves in this country that we must have, (shrieked in a shrill voice) “Separation of church and state!”
Let me just whip out my handy dandy pocket Constitution… (you know you want one too….)
BTW, before we read, allow me to share:
“A text without a context, is a pretext”.
For you “public schoolers like myself, this means you can’t “pick and choose” like a “cafeteria Catholic” what you agree, and disagree on, and on what you ignore.
That whole, “Thou shalt not lie” commandment has turned into an ever so subtle, “gentle reminder”.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Now, correct me if I’m wrong, because my husband says, “You’re the smartest dumb-*ss I know”, but it looks to me, that the First Amendment was written to keep the GOVERNMENTS “meat hooks” out of our churches….NOT for OUR ripping any last vestiges of G-d out our government, that is based on “In G-d we trust”.
Hmm, let’s see what the “precursor” of the Constitution, or the Declaration of Independence has to say. When I read it in its entirety, it sounded eerily usable for TODAY.
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Now, to read the Declaration of Independence in it’s entirety click below, meanwhile, take a “look-see” at the sentences pulled verbatim from the Declaration that are applicable to TODAY.
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Prudence,indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty,to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
The history of the present King (substitute “Narcissist” after “King” and “ditch” the “of Great Britain”) of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.
Y’all this is just from the FIRST PAGE of the Declaration of Independence! I’m just trying to make a point that it is TOTALLY relevant and applicable for this moment. Where are some men who are not Gonadless Old Panderers that are gonna grab this country by the reins and restore what made this country great? The next pesky, pesky, problem is thatthen, we must become GOOD people.
“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, the have more need of masters.”~ Benjamin Franklin (Perhaps like the 1,000 National Guard members in Missouri?)
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” ~John Adams
I think that now since elementary students are now being taught about ANAL SEX in school, I think we can be pretty sure we have fallen about as low in the moral cess pool that we can(1)…