“No free government or the blessings of liberty can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality and virtue, and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.” -Patrick Henry, The Trail of the Pioneer bore the Footprints of Liberty
Considering that those who serve “We the People” put their hand on the Bible and swear to uphold the enumerated laws within the US Constitution should come as no surprise whatsoever (Numbers 30:2; Deuteronomy 23:23).
How do those incumbents explain what it is that they have been responsible for illegally imposing on the people of the state of Minnesota in the face of what is graven on the walls of the Capitol? Take a look for yourselves.
*We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights. That among them are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. ~Thomas Jefferson.
*The people’s safety is the Law of God. ~James Otis Jr.
*Where law ends tyranny begins. ~John Locke.
*God’s laws make it easier to do right, and harder to do wrong. ~William Ewart Gladstone
*Justice is the idea of God, the ideal of man. ~Theodore Parker
*Laws are the very bulwarks of liberty; they define every man’s rights, and defend the individual liberties of all men. ~Josiah Gilbert Holland
*Of law there can be no less acknowledged than that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world. ~Richard Hooker
*Ignorance of the law excuses no man. ~John Selden
*The law is made to protect the innocent by punishing the guilty. ~Daniel Webster
*To embarrass justice by a multiplicity of laws, or to hazard it by confidence in judges, are the opposite rocks on which all civil institutions have been wrecked. ~Samuel Johnson
*Liberty consists in the right of each individual to exercise the greatest freedom of action up to, and not beyond that point where it impinges upon the like exercise of freedom of action of every other man. ~Cushman K. Davis
*Labor to keep alive in your heart that little spark of celestial fire called Conscience. ~President George Washington
*The proper function of a government is to make it easy for the people to do good, and difficult for them to do evil. ~William Ewart Gladstone
*No government is respectable which is not just. ~Daniel Webster
*If we mean to support the liberty and independence which have cost us so much blood and treasure to establish, we must drive far away the demon of party spirit and local reproach. ~President George Washington
*Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. ~Daniel O’Connell
*To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace. ~President George Washington.
Conclusion: It has been said that every country deserves the government that it has, and how true it is. It is not for the people to merely play the blame game, but rather for them to take responsibility for righting the wrongs (2 Timothy 3:16).
You will find these contradictions within and without the halls of government throughout this country (Amos 3:3).
Charles Finney said:
“If immorality prevails in the land, the fault is ours to a great degree.
If there is a decay of conscience, the pulpit is responsible for it.
If the public press lacks moral discrimination, the pulpit is responsible for it.
If the church is degenerate and worldly, the pulpit is responsible for it.
If the world loses its interest in religion, the pulpit is responsible for it.
If Satan rules in our halls of legislation, the pulpit is responsible for it.
If our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it.
Let us not ignore this fact, my dear brethren; but let us lay it to heart, and be thoroughly awake to our responsibility in respect to the morals of this nation.”
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