George Washington is frequently called “The Father of Our Country.” Most people remember his wooden dentures and the story about chopping down the cherry tree. But many probably don’t know how Godly, and good, a man he was. Read the link to get an idea…
It really makes me sad on this day that our government has gotten so far away from the ideals of our founding fathers. They were men of books, but not limited by keeping their noses in the books. They not only wrote and talked about their ideals, but they lived them as well. So unlike the government officials who talk about how Americans should show their patriotism by paying taxes, and then don’t pay their own. Or those who talk about the plight of the homeless and poor over $1000/plate dinners. Or those who talk about transparency, but won’t talk openly & honestly about their past.
What would America be like if we had people like George Washington, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and other founding fathers here again. They would take a look at our government and start protesting loudly, both orally and with the written word. They would know our Constitution and Bill of Rights by heart and would use these documents, along with sound logic & reasoning, to show the bureacrats and the nation where we went wrong and how to get back on track. They would encourage open debate where there were differing opinions but not resort to name-calling & back-stabbing tactics.
Jesus once told told some Pharisees who were trying to trick Him, “Render unto Ceasar the things that are Ceasar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.” Perhaps today we could say, “Give to America the things that America has given to you.” America and Americans have given us, at great cost in human life, the freedom and responsibility to watch over our government and it’s actions. We must raise our voices, and our arms if necessary, to prevent our government from straying from it’s primary duty: to protect the freedoms of all Americans. It is not to be a government of SOME people, by SOME people, for SOME people.
It is not the governments responsibility to give us our rights or invent new rights. We must study and learn from our founding fathers about the rights that they, along with all those who have fought and died for America, have won for us. We must hold those rights dear and not surrender them. We cannot afford to be ignorant or unaware otherwise we may become slaves to those who would manipulate or subvert our rights in the name of “progress.”
Wake up America. Stand up America. Speak up America.
Until next time…