Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Constitutional Values

Let me start out with a quote from John Adams.  "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." John Adams 1798.  John Adams is warning us to keep our moral and religious values of the constitution.  Note here that John Adams was a part of the Unitarianism Christian movement.  This is a group that believed God is one entity and not three persons in one being.

If we also take a look at some of George Washington's statements.
On April 30th, 1789 on his inauguration he said "[T]he propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained."
And on September 19th, 1796 George Washington said "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensable supports. . . . And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that National morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."
George Washington was a part of the Episcopal Church.  This is also a church of Christian faith.
Just in respect with the people who said these quotes (George Washington and John Adams), we have two founding fathers who are of Christian faith.  Founding fathers, the people who wrote the constitution.
Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and Benjamin Franklin also were of the Christian faith as well.
If they are Christian, it is hard to not say our country was not based on Christian values as well.
Also take a note - our laws are not here to give us our rights.  God gives us those rights, not humans.  The freedoms in our constitution were inspired by the bible with free will and how we make our own choices.
I will also end with a quote.
Benjamin Franklin said during prayers at the constitutional convention on July 28th in 1787 "I have lived, sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth - that god governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, it is probable that an empire can rise without his aid?"

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