Friday, June 17, 2011

With A Firm Reliance On the Protection of Divine Providence

The title of this particular post here at Talk Wisdom today is taken from the final sentence of our Declaration of Independence. You can read the entire Declaration at U.S. - Declaration of Independence

During the debate in New Hampshire between the candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Michele Bachmann quoted a portion of the Declaration:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness...

Congresswoman Bachmann quoted that section during an answer regarding her pro-life position. What is amazing to realize is that back in 1973, the Supreme Court chose a woman's political rights over and above the unalienable rights of a baby in the womb.

Unalienable rights:

Unalienable rights are natural rights that can not be taken away from you. Such as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as stated in The Declaration of Independence of the United States. Rights that are given to you by your Creator. They are considered natural rights and not legal rights.

The good news regarding the abortion "rights" debate is the fact that more and more people are changing their minds from the pro-abortion position to the pro-life position. The question we all must ask ourselves is what would Jesus think about this? I think that there is no question that Jesus is pro-life. After all, he died on the cross to save mankind from their sins in order to be reconciled unto him and to give us life. With confession and repentance from sin, and asking Christ to enter our hearts as Savior and Lord of our lives and to indwell us in the form of the Holy Spirit, we have the assurance of living with him, for him and beside him in the kingdom of heaven for all eternity. He told us that he would never leave nor forsake us! That is the blessed hope that we have when we belong to Christ!

As I read the words of our Declaration today, I could not help but notice how many of the reasons why our Founders and We The People of the Colonies wanted to break away from the tyranny being imposed upon them by the British king. In fact, I noticed several of the reasons being similar to the oppression being inflicted upon us by the gangster government of Obama over the past 2 1/2 years. Can you spot them too?

The Declaration informs us how and why the U.S. Constitution was written the way it was - often called by the supposed constitutional "scholar" - Barack Hussein Obama - as so-called "negative rights" of what the government CAN'T do to its citizens!

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Thank God that We The People are waking up more and more citizens of these United States of America into seeing just how tragically damaging this puppet pResident in the White House, the puppeteers dangling him towards their Islamo-Communist-social "justice" tyranny in this depression, and those who would cover up all of the corruption, abuses, usurpation, illegal activities, and tyranny that is being imposed upon our States and people!

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Our Founders were geniuses!! The form of government that they gave to us isn't perfect - but ORIGINALLY, the closest thing to a perfect form of government that we might ever experience here on this earth.   Unfortunately, because so many have forgotten God and have drifted away from His Word, we are so far away from what was originally intended for our nation - a Constitutional Republic - that what our nation has become today is almost totally unrecognizable to what it should be!

I was astounded to hear a statistic that only 5% of the world lives in freedom. Did you know that? We can see the terrible effects that Islamic terrorism and tyranny is causing in all of the misnamed "Arab Spring" conflicts going on in the Middle East. The dictators do not want to give up their power over these people. But the people who have been terrorized by their evil leaders and the Arab terrorists living among them now want freedom more than anything else! And many are willing to give their lives for the cause!

I recently watched the movie "The Patriot" again. [Note: Plot described at link. See the movie first if you haven't already seen it.]

Here is just a portion of the plot:

At the beginning of the American Revolution, Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) is a South Carolina veteran of the French and Indian War and a widower raising his seven children. The year is 1776, and Martin is called to Charleston to vote in the South Carolina Assembly whether a levy should be passed in support of the Continental Army. Fearing the consequences of a war with Great Britain, Martin refuses to vote in support of the levy, which is nonetheless unanimous. Ashamed of his father's perceived cowardice, Martin's eldest son, Gabriel (Heath Ledger), enlists in the Continental Army against his father's wishes.

[Note: Additional spoilers ahead.]

At "The Patriot" link, you will read about the horrible sufferings that one particular family (and others) endured during the American Revolution. There is one scene in the movie where the main character (Benjamin played by Mel Gibson) loses his son Gabriel.   In his enormous grief, Benjamin decides not to fight any longer. But then, in one of the best scenes of the movie, we first see a huge American flag rising from a valley area and as the scene continues, we then see Benjamin riding on his horse holding that flag - riding to re-join the Continental Army to fight the British!

The Declaration continues:

To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

That phrase, IMHO, describes Obama and his terrible administration most accurately!!

I have a little research assignment for readers - if you care to participate. Please go through the list of grievances against the king of Britain and in the comment section, relate one or more of the grievances listed there to one or more of the many law-breaking incidences that Obama has done over the past 2 1/2 years.

In conclusion, the Declaration of Independence, in some of the finest words ever written, tells us exactly what we need to do now in order to get out of the mess that America is in [Hat tip to Glenn Beck because he has said this many times]:

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Hat Tips to all links.

1 comment:

Susan Smith said...

Christine said, "I think that there is no question that Jesus is pro-life."

The Messiah IS life... your words sound good to me here across the ocean.

Much love from Jerusalem, the Capital City of Jerusalem! (ss)