Some say our
nation is not a Christian nation.I have
to agree with that.It was not
established to be a Christian Nation.That was possibly the furthest thing from our founders minds.A one church nation is not what they wanted
at all.But, those founders, who signed
the Declaration of Independence, were highly aware of a need for following a
Judeo-Christian ethic in our government and in our homes.
They had come from
a country that claimed to be Christian by law and that country was a mess.The rich were encouraged to abuse the poor
and the government and the churches ground the rich and the poor into powder
every chance they got.Any people or any
organization that disagreed with the lawful creed of faith, were hunted down
and imprisoned or otherwise eliminated.The church of the land was the rule and even the government and royalty
had to bow to the leaders of the church.The citizens, rich and poor, had to live their lives to please the
lawful church.People fled to this
country to get out of that situation.So, no, this country is not lawfully, by statute, a Christian nation.Thank you, God, for that.
But those who
encouraged breaking away from England’s
rule were, by and large, men with a great belief in, or respect for,
Judeo-Christian guides for living.The
vast majority of those who signed the Declaration of Independence were actually
Christians of various Christ-centered faiths.They were neither Evangelicals nor Main-line believers.They were just believers who saw the cruelty
of being controlled by a country like the one they came here to escape.And the politics of that country played right
into the uneasy spirits of these people:Thus the Boston Tea Party.
With much debate,
these founders came to agreement on the most important legal and moral issues
that had to be addressed.They argued,
they swore, they pounded their fists, but they discussed it all and came to a
common conclusion:The Declaration of
Independence, followed by the Constitution (which was based on Judeo-Christian
truth and ethics,) and the very specific Amendments to the Constitution which
clarified many of their fears about governmental rule.
My claim to the
right to write this blog is that I have lived under the leadership of 13
presidents, some twice.I have seen
prosperity and success and I have seen despair and hopelessness and, worse,
treachery.I have seen this country
proud and I have seen this country ashamed.I have never questioned the bravery of any man or woman who went into
the military and did the job they were given to do, even if they went against
their will. I have been ashamed of how some veterans were treated when coming
home from war: now and in the past. I am
proud to say that I am an Army brat and I am proud of the 21 years my dad spent
in the Army rising from PFC to Captain, just because he could. He was military
through and through.
And now I have to
sit and watch as our current President prostitutes this country over and over
again; throwing money at our enemies to keep them on our side; borrowing money
from sworn enemies so we can keep on throwing it away to other enemies who hate
us. Not to mention going around apologizing for our freedom of speech and opinion
and our willingness to take advantage of that freedom.
I am 100% in favor
of law and order, as described long, long ago in the well known 10 Commandments;
and in the summation of those Commandments by Jesus Christ a couple of thousand
years later: Love the Lord your God with all you heart, soul and mind and love
one another as you love yourselves.I
believe in personal freedom and the right of families to be families and to
teach what they believe to their families, even if I disagree, or even hate
what they teach.I believe in the
sanctity of home-schooling regardless of the reason for wanting to teach at
I do not believe that
the government should be telling us what we can say and what we cannot say on a
Politically Correct basis.I do not
believe in abortion and I will say so, and say why, in this blog.
I believe that we
have the right to love and I believe that we have the right to hate.But I also believe that some hateful
activities should be curtailed and even outlawed, but that free speech can be
handled many different ways than slamming people into jail or forcing them, by
proxy to the media, to be thrown out of their jobs and banned from society.
I have many
disagreements about how this country is presently run, as I also have had in
the past.That is my right as an
American citizen.I will take what I am
thinking and write it here so that I can be calmer and less agitated in my
daily life about the political tactics happening around me.
But, most of all,
I believe in Jesus Christ as my Savior and what I write in this blog will
definitely be skewed to that belief.I
am not ashamed of Him and I pray that He will not be ashamed of me as we write
these thoughts together.I just hope
that my thoughts will help others clear their own minds or bring up things they
can think about for themselves.May we
all celebrate freedom of speech even here as we meet in this blog.