September 17, 2014 – Beth Ann Bloggin’ & Talkin’
The deliberations of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were held in strict secrecy. Consequently, anxious citizens gathered outside Independence Hall when the proceedings ended in order to learn what had been produced behind closed doors. The answer was provided immediately. A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”
Today is the day in history when our Constitution became our “law of the land;” binding the government and securing liberty for the American people.
I visited on air with my long time sponsor Paul Hamby of www.hambydairysupply.com
Paul and I shared how the wisdom of our Founding Fathers was not always without conflict. They didn’t agree on every point but they were, however, able to stay focused on their common goal: Liberty & Freedom.
Our Founding Fathers believed in a Creator God and believed that we are all equal and that liberty comes from Him not from government.
The document is simplistically written for a complex purpose… to restrain rulers from dictating over the people. We seem to have strayed from this concept in our “governing process” today. It would appear that the DC Occupiers have become exactly what our Founding Fathers were trying so hard to protect us from…
Our Constitution is relatively simple… unlike the complicated laws (aka Obamacare) of today – Our Founders were meticulous and deliberate.
Professor Walter Williams explains it this way: “Because of their fear of abuse, the Constitution’s framers sought to keep the federal government limited in its power. Their distrust of Congress is seen in the governing rules and language used throughout our Constitution. The Bill of Rights is explicit in that distrust, using language such as Congress shall not abridge, shall not infringe and shall not deny and other shall-nots, such as disparage, violate and deny. If the framers did not believe that Congress would abuse our God-given, or natural, rights, they would not have provided those protections. I’ve always suggested that if we see anything like the Bill of Rights at our next destination after we die, we’ll know that we’re in hell. A perceived need for such protection in heaven would be an affront to God. It would be the same as saying we can’t trust him.”
It is our own history that we need to always look to for the now: James Madison Said: “Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.”
BINGO! Unfortunately this is exactly what our elected officials are practicing today… There are those who would love nothing more than to take away our Constitution and rewrite our revolutionary history.
Our Constitution is based on morals… I’m against the “Convention of States” that’s rumored to “save us from government” for this very reason…
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
“American Exceptionalism” is very real! Our ancestors left their land to come here – knowing they’d never see their “home” land again; knowing they’d never see their loved ones there again; not knowing what they would find here… Adventurous? Entrepreneurial? Independently Spirited? Unique in every aspect of the word!
We have their blood running through our veins… let us not allow their sacrifice to be forgotten or to be disrespected but losing liberty.
Just a little over a year ago, I had the opportunity to visit Philadelphia and experience the ambiance of those historical building where our Founding Fathers discussed & debated our future. It was not erie in the sense of scary but humbling to know that those great men of honor stood there, sat there, ate & drank there as they pressed on for liberty and freedom. They made a decision to break away from a king who was tyrannical. Their actions were considered treasonous to the crown. Independence is what they wanted…. To live their lives (and for us to live ours) as good and moral beings. Creating a land of liberty and in that… The American Dream to pursue life liberty and happiness.
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage.”
LET US… TRULY WORK TOGETHER
NOT FOR PARTY
BUT FOR LIBERTY
FREEDOM & INDEPENDENCE FOR WE THE PEOPLE
“BRING AMERICA HOME”