Our Founding Father’s Thoughts!

I have often wondered what our founding fathers would have thought about our obsession with political correctness when some think that God should never be mentioned in the political arena.

The following article is reprinted from The Double Eagle:

They (the founding fathers), left us with numerous warnings about what would happen if we violated the principles that they had put in place. Our forefathers admonished us to continue to seek God’s direction in the affairs of our nation. They warned us that to do otherwise would bring confusion, division, and doom our country.

Our founding fathers believed that a constitutional government was inadequate to control an immoral people. They warned that a nations morality was conditional on its citizens acknowledging God and submitting to his principles. To do
otherwise would result in a divided nation that would experience a deteriorating political prosperity , leading ultimately to the national denial of God’s headship and authority. This final act would bring
God’s judgment on America and her people.

Consider the following warnings from our founding fathers:

Thomas Jefferson:” And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift from God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that His justice cannot sleep forever.”

George Washington: “And let us indulge with caution the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail to the exclusion of religious principle.”

James Madison: ” We’ve staked the whole future of American civilization not on the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future.. upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandants of God. The future and success of America is not in this constitution, but in the laws of
God upon which this constitution is founded.”

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

Clearly, our nation’s heritage is deeply rooted in religious principles. This was at the core of our founding father’s beliefs. Our forefathers took God’s Word seriously and they established a nation founded on biblical principles that publicly acknowledge God’s headship and providential protection.

These thoughts should give you something to consider during this election year.

(Quotes courtesy of  www.wakeupamericans.org.)

This should leave little doubt as to the place God has in our country!

There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, When looking back in history, I soon discovered this has always been a problem, Benjamin Franklin once said, ”Of all the senses, common sense seems to be the one that is used the least.” As obvious as it may seem, many seem to be totally oblivious to it. Most, if not all of the problems the world faces today could be solved if people would just sit back and think about what would seem to be the most obvious and simple solution to any issue. Often times people tend to overcomplicate the issues. I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice. It is now evident they were a lot smarter than we gave them credit for. Many times, in today’s world, the schools and universities can no longer be counted on to teach truth and values that will guide someone through life.


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  1. But why should our country be based on a single religion? We are a country of many religions, some with many gods, others with none. I my self am the same as you Christians, I just believe in one less god. Please keep my countries gov. separate from your religion. Remember that we founded this country on the idea of being free from religious persecution, not to force others into it.


  2. I think it does a great disservice to the human species to assume that, for all the many thousands of years we did not believe in this “one true Christian” god, we were incapable of remembering not to kill each other and steal each others’ stuff. Morals are not about religion. I have a very strong sense of morals and I am “Good without God”. What we really need is to teach more Civics classes and less bible study.


  3. Whatever one believes is his own choice. Our founding fathers never intended for there to be a state religion, however, they did not want to remove God from the equation.
    We need to keep God in government, whatever hyou believe, but keep government out of God. Today, every effort is being made to remove God from our lives, this isn’t the correct way to go.


  4. This is not entirely true. While many turn to latent faiths for answers in times of crisis, many do not. I have had many great crisis situations in my life and I, instead, did the research, took action and changed my life accordingly. I did not try to “pray it away”. Their are, indeed atheists in foxholes and I would wager more after the foxhole than before. I have a moral base. It’s called common sense.


  5. I too have had many times of crisis, I did not turn to a particular faith, but to my connection to a divine source, whatever one may interrupt that to be. I re-eamined my own faith, questioned it a  lot and reached new conclusions as to what I really believe.

    My core principles remained the basically same, they are based on morality and or common sense, which I believe comes from a divine source. I commonly refer common sense as stemming from God’s or Nature’s Laws.

     That source being what one believes. I think it is the same source for everyone, regardless of the name given it by the individual.


  6. How cheeky that you assume that I, alone, cannot be responsible for my own sense of right and wrong. It is insulting to me personally that you cannot comprehend that I am able to, without consulting the FSM or Invisible Pink Unicorn or Man in the sky, make good sound moral choices. I don’t really care what you or anyone else call what you believe in, I find it preposterous that you or anyone else thinks I need a “divine source” for my good behavior. Freedom of religion includes freedom FROM religion.


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