My Purpose as expressed by those with more eloquence than I
“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.”
- John Adams
"These are not the vapors of a melancholy mind, nor the effusions of envy, disappointed ambition, nor of a spirit of opposition to government, but the emanations of a hear that burns for its country's welfare. No one of any feeling, born and educated in this once happy country, can consider the numerous distresses, the gross indignities, the barbarous ignorance, the haughty usurpations, that we have reason to fear are meditating for ourselves, our children, our neighbors, in short, for all our countrymen and all their posterity, without the utmost agonies of hear and many tears."
"I do not stand here as advocate for any partisan cause, for the issues are fundamental and quite beyond the realm of partisan consideration. They must be resolved on the highest plane of national interest of our course is to prove sound and our future protected. I trust, therefore, that you will do me the justice of receiving that which I have to say as solely expressing the considered viewpoint of a fellow American. I address you with neither rancor nor bitterness...with but one purpose in mind - to serve my country."
-General Douglas MacArthur
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Morality Preserves Freedom
"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within. The essential causes of Romes decline lay in her people, her morals, her class struggle, her failing trade, her bureaucratic despotism, her stifling taxes, her consuming wars..." -Will Durant in his book Caesar and Christ
Does the fall of Rome sound familiar? The greatest empire of all time, yet destroyed by decaying morals. Is this not the same thing we are experience here in America? As history has shown over and over again there is a direct relationship between the moral decay of the people and the corruption and collapse of their government. If we want to save this country, and the individual freedoms and opportunities it upholds, then we need to save ourselves. By this, I mean that each an every America needs to return to the eternal truths and morality that this nations was initially built on. The first step in being able to do this is recognizing the decaying moral law of our society. This is evident through the horrific displays of violence, sex, and other unrestrained passions openly shown on our t.v. sets and in the lyrics of all popular music. This is just one example of how the American people have lost all honor and dignity. What happened to working for what you receive, the universal law of "If you don't work, you don't eat." This country was founded on the backs of men who worked and worked very hard for every morsel they ate. America is the land where if you put your mind to doing something, and work hard to reach that goal, you WILL achieve it! Why are more than 40% of the America people now receiving aid from government assistance programs expect something for nothing? This is not the American way! Americans have dignity. Americans have honor. Americans have independence, and do not rely on someone else for their wants and needs. Americans are losing their great heritage by enslaving themselves to the government. Once you depend on the government for your sustenance, the government is your master and has complete control over you. More Americans are becoming enslaved every day, because it is the easy and lazy way out!
I believe this stems from the decaying morals of our society, and we must return to being the practitioners and exemplars of moral truth! This is necessary in our personal lives, by living lives of integrity, honor, charity, hard work, and sacrifice. No more talk about relativity! Moral truths are not relative, they are eternal and established by God, just like this country's Constitution was established by great men who were inspired and directed by God! This country is the promised land, and will be protected and stand as a beacon of freedom to the rest of the world, but it will only continue to be as long as the American people adhere to moral truth. The moral truths of our government lay within the Constitution of the United States of America. Just as Americans have slipped away from moral truths in their own lives, our government has gradually slipped away from the morals truths of the Constitution, due to the corruptibility of power hungry men. This MUST stop! If we want our country to stay free and strong. We must return with the strength and courage our Founding Fathers and incorporate into the affairs of our government the principles of the Constitution and the private morality it teaches. We cannot hope to escape the fate of other nations who have gone to their destruction following the same path we are now taking. Be an American, and DO something about it!