The View From 1776

Return To Basics

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Gary Kelly reminds us that we’ve strayed far from the path traced for us by the nation’s founding generation.


Is the Experiment Over?
Gary Kelly
December 21, 2010

John Adams in a letter to Count Sarsfield, 3 February 1786 stated: “It has ever been my hobby-horse to see rising in America an empire of liberty, and a prospect of two or three hundred millions of freemen, without one noble or one king among them. You say it is impossible. If I should agree with you in this, I would still say, let us try the experiment, and preserve our equality as long as we can. A better system of education for the common people might preserve them long from such artificial inequalities as are prejudicial to society, by confounding the natural distinctions of right and wrong, virtue and vice.”  (Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett, 264.)

George Washington in his First Inaugural Address, 30 April 1789 stated: “The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American People.”

Is it ironic that Judeo-Christians who first came to America to escape religious persecution and tyranny are today facing the same persecutions perversely calculated by those who decry Biblical moral virtue and boundaries? Anti-Christian sentiments abound with progressive political correct assaults against Christmas, Easter, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, etc. etc. Even RINOs like Scott Brown who believes sodomy in the military is somehow now acceptable then the boundary George Washington established with his orders concerning Lieut. Frederick Gotthold Enslin.

Does this indicate the fault of “We the People” falling for the secular Marxist’s ploy and becoming “We the sheeple?” Or is the neglect of the shepherds of Christendom who no longer preach all that they are called to preach? Are “We the sheeple” only hearing John 3:16 and not John 3:16-21, 1 Timothy 2 and not 2 timothy 4?  Is this why “We the sheeple” cowardly refrain from discussing “religion and politics” because someone might get offended when the foundation of Biblical moral virtue highlights the chaos of lives without responsibilities as defined by the boundaries of “the Laws of Nature and of Nature