Friday, October 30, 2009

Change begins on the inside

"Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. 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

Please consider these things when you observe the news: is it just? moderate? temperate? frugal? virtuous? in harmony with America's fundamental principles? If not, then you government has gone astray, and it is your job to deal with it. Midterm elections are in 2010, and you can be a part of the CHANGE.

Now, what does God require of you?

"He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?" (NKJV)

Please consider these things when you react to the world around you: do justly. love mercy. walk humbly with your God. God bless the United States which, for all its faults, is still the greatest country on earth and makes provisions for peaceful change in its government.

And for the "deep thoughts." Do you disagree with Patrick Henry's first sentence above, that there are no "bad" people? Perhaps that assumption is one of the roots of the division in America. We will discuss this more at a later time.

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