Thanksgiving Thanksgiving – State of the Union

Our country is a miracle.  Our freedoms are precious. Our future is uncertain.
” Because power corrupts, societies demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.” – John Adams
I thank God this Thanksgiving.  I pray that the spirit of our fore-bearers still lives, leading us to take responsibility for our Country in 2012.
 State of the Nation 1776

The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their Houses, and Farms, are to be pillaged and destroyed, and they consigned to a State of Wretchedness from which no human efforts will probably deliver them. The fate of unborn Millions will now depend, under God, on the Courage and Conduct of this Army—Our cruel and unrelenting Enemy leaves us no choice but a brave resistance, or the most abject submission; this is all we can expect—We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die: Our own Country’s Honor, all call upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world. Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions—The Eyes of all our Countrymen are now upon us, and we shall have their blessings, and praises, if happily we are the instruments of saving them from the Tyranny meditated against them. Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and shew the whole world, that a Freeman contending for Liberty on his own ground is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.

Extract from General George Washington’s General Orders, 1776

 

 “But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.” – John Adams

” Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams

5 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Thanksgiving – State of the Union

  1. I have been praying daily since 2008 that our country be delivered from the forces of evil that would destroy our Constitution. In the end, if we cannot restore this nation to be a God fearing people, we are doomed. I place great hope in this Year of Faith, that many graces will be poured out on the Church everywhere so that we may see courageous Christians rise up in our land and lead by example as well as word.

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    • God bless you, Barb. Many in our Nation didn’t see it coming. Perhaps, we sometimes worship democracy rather than honor the primacy of God who gives us the God-giving rights and freedoms we recognize in our Constitution.
      If push comes to shove in our country, I hope and pray our military remembers their oath swears them to defend the Constitution, for as in Egypt at this hour we can see that the Constitution and the President are not one and can be sorely at odds. Our balance of power isn’t working too well. One branch shouldn’t be able to run rough-shod over the others.

      The country is the People living under our Constitution, and it faces many threats from within in this day and age. Part of that “within” is our moral and religious dilemma in the secularization of a once Christian nation with a Christian-Judeo understanding of our place under God.

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