Sunday, September 14, 2008

Know Where Freedom and Liberty Come From

Keeping Religion in the Closet

Christianity is not incompatible with a republican form of government. It is the foundation of republican government. Our Founders recognized this. John Jay, President of the Continental Congress and America's first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, declared, "No human society has ever been able to maintain both order and freedom, both cohesiveness and liberty apart from the moral precepts of the Christian Religion applied and accepted by all the classes. Should our Republic ere forget this fundamental precept of governance, men are certain to shed their responsibilities for licentiousness and this great experiment will then surely be doomed." Jay, who co-wrote The Federalist Papers with Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, knew whereof he spoke.

It seems to me that responsibility has already been shed and licentiousness rules the day. The founders of this United States of America had more wisdom in their little fingers than everyone in the whole government today. We are groping in the dark blindly and think we have vision and intellect beyond any nation that has ever existed. In my mind that makes us fools.

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