Righteousness, Justice, Liberty, and Virtue
As a Devoted Christian, Proud American and Active Citizen, The 4th of July is a profound day of Jubilee and Patriotism for me. I am free!
Patriotism is about love, loyalty and being devoted to the protection of one’s county.
The 4th commemorates the Day America was “born.”
It is the day the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, to announce the colonies’ separation from the Kingdom of Great Britain. The day we officially broke free from the tentacles of the tyranny of being ruled by Kings, Queens and the elite, thus allowing the Great American Experiment of self-governance, entitled by God, our creator.
That in mind, I want to point out that it’s not a coincidence that Abraham Lincoln used words from Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence “that all men are created equal” in the Gettysburg Address. It was after all Frederick Douglass who talked President Lincoln into freeing the slaves and how to make the arguments to do so.
Lincoln began the speech: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”
A hundred years later, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. quoted the same document in his “I have a dream” speech. He said: “Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation… In a sense we have come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
Both of these men were later extinguished by the bullets of men who hate the radical ideas presented in the Constitution, the ideas of liberty and equality, but not the faux liberty and equality of the French Revolution. We have the kind that comes from our Creator. For these men, their unwillingness to forget the history of the founding of our nation cost them their lives, but progress was made in their names whether those who hated the liberty and freedom they were pushing, like it or not.
That said, knowing that great men were made great by admitting they stand upon the shoulders of giants, it is our obligation to cling to their mantle of liberty and equality and
be willing to fight to keep this country the great nation it is.
Righteousness, Justice, Liberty, and Virtue
Principles this country was founded on.
It is these very principles that has allowed the American people to better itself and live up to its promises that all men are created equal.
In recognizing every person bears the image of God and ceasing our unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and this includes the pre-born, a new way of life was on its way to being forged.
With that said consider these next 5 things:
- The principles that our Founding Fathers put into the Constitution came from my Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Before Christ, there were no property rights. There were no rights of the accused. There was no marriage. And there was no right to life. These rights were left up to the whims of despots and their ability to wield their power. They controlled the ability to give and to take due to their ability to control by brute force.
- In America we have the opportunity to move in and out of economic status according to our knowledge, work ethic, connections, entrepreneurial spirit or simple luck….
- Consider this great nation and the privilege of free and fair elections. Frederick Douglass cherished the ballot box. He encouraged action at the ballot box. Voting with the Christian foundation of our nation in mind is an absolutely necessary part of activism when it comes to preserving the freedoms of man. And it’s true, the squelchers of freedom are doing everything in their power to take away our right to vote. Whether it be the fact that George Soros owns the company that makes many of our voting machines, whether it is registering illegal aliens to vote, or flat-out stealing votes. We need to be vocal so that our needs are addressed. Power concedes nothing without a demand, it never has and it never will, We must demand that we are not returned to be ruled by an elite group of people. We must demand our elected officials acknowledge our needs and desires.
- Our Founding Fathers not only gave us a Constitution that protected these inalienable rights that were enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, but they added some amendments that further specified our rights in what they conveniently called the BILL Of RIGHTS, there to protect we the people from the tyrannical whims of a corrupted government gone wild- something of which they foresaw the possibility.
- In 1811, John Adams wrote: “Religion and virtue are the only foundations, not only of republicanism and of all free government, but of social felicity under all governments and in all the combinations of human society.”
I said earlier being free is a never-ending battle and we must fight …. I might say we should be willing to die for it, but that would mean that those doing the killing are the ones trying to extinguish our nation’s greatness – the same sorts of degenerates that killed Lincoln and MLK. While dying for your country is noble, it doesn’t have to be that way.
This country is worth fighting, dying and killing for, simply because it represents the greatest ideals of which man has ever even been able to conceive.
Read the Declaration of Independence today!
Through it all Church, Saints, Body of Christ, Bride of Christ know this: America needs Jesus more than the church needs America.
Occupy till His Return
May the fire of God stir in you that you would share the hope that is in you and impact the world around you for him that they would be free and live in liberty
Happy Birthday America.
I have one great political idea… That idea is an old one. It is widely and generally assented to; nevertheless, it is very generally trampled upon and disregarded. The best expression of it, I have found in the Bible. It is in substance, “Righteousness exalteth a nation – sin is a reproach to any people.” This constitutes my politics, the negative and positive of my politics, and the whole of my politics… I feel it my duty to do all in my power to infuse this idea into the public mind, that it may speedily be recognized and practiced upon by our people.
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By Chairman Bishop Dean Nelson: Frederick Douglass and the 4th of July