Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Moral Republic

From Charles Carroll; delegate to the Continental Congress:
"Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments."

And this from Sam Adams:
"The Public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men."

How about this from George Washington:
"Tis substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule indeed extends with more or less force to every species of free government."

If you believe to your core that it is wrong to steal, murder, and destroy; that you are responsible to God to benefit those you are able to benefit, as you have opportunity (all Biblical precepts), then you are a lot more likely to follow those beliefs when you get into a position of government power. The problem is that a lot of the people in positions of government power today never really believed and/or practiced any of these precepts to start with.

John Adams said “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

Take a long hard look at Washington D.C., and you'll see in graphic color why these Founders said what they did; we have a morally bankrupt elected body, and in less than three weeks we can begin to remedy the situation.

But don't stop there. Change yourself; improve your relationship with your Heavenly Father; serve your fellow man; pray. We must end the moral shortcomings in our own lives, so that our children will see us as good and noble; so they'll want to emulate us and not the trollop of the week.

1 comment:

Bonita said...

So so true. We must be the change we wish to see in the world.

Thinking about you today. Hope all is well! :-)