Friday, July 3, 2009

Remember what Fourth is about


I thought it appropriate as we remember Independence Day to remember its significance in history. I do not believe that the founding fathers of our country pledged "their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor" so we could condone an attack on morality, the family and life.

The founding fathers knew that the course they were taking could cause them to lose everything, but they pursued it anyway. They did so because they believed in the freedom of the individual to govern themselves in a moral and religious manner, and understood that the nation they were forming would not survive with anything less.

Governments, nations, and individuals have always collapsed when they practice loose fiscal and loose moral lifestyles. There is a strong attempt today to silence those who speak out against such things. We are called hate mongers and terrorists by our present administration if we speak out, but to do less is an injustice to the immoral and dishonor to those who have given their lives for the cause freedom. That freedom is not a license to do what feels good, but the freedom and responsibility to do what is right.

If we are to survive as nation, we must humble ourselves before God and pray, and seek his face and turn from our wicked ways, then he will hear from heaven, will forgive our sin and will heal our land (2 Chronicles 7:14).

In an address to the military, John Adams, the second president of the United States, said, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

Les Cameron

Bellevue




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