You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. Galatians 5:13
About 250 years ago, “America” as we were about to be known was being threatened by a tyrannical king who was willing to kill, imprison and tax anyone that disagreed with him. And as bad as it was, at least half of the then small America was against fighting back to “Make America Great and Independent”. #MAGAI
Like today, there were certain citizens who could ’see’ where inaction would lead them. These courageous and wise citizens had studied the Bible and the histories of once great, but fallen societies. They had the vision to form a more perfect union.
A union that recognized and worked WITH the natural laws of humanity and the laws of God.
Because thousands of years of history showed undeniable patterns of what worked and what didn’t. History showed them that when humankind attempted to force one another to act without choice (Tyranny), poverty ensued. Not sometimes, but every time. Not always immediately, but always eventually.
History had shown that EVERY TIME humans gave up their liberty for the sake of security, they lost both.
The Bible and human history make one thing abundantly clear. We are all equal in the eyes of the lord, but we are not guaranteed an equal outcome.
So those powerful citizens, who by the way had the most to lose, stood for what was right for the sake of ALL, not themselves. They risked everything, their wealth, their lives, and their reputations to give you and I “one nation, under God, Indivisible with justice and liberty for all.”
Is it perfect? Can it ever be perfect?
Only God can deliver perfectly. But the structure upon which America was founded is the recipe for the closest thing to Eden that humans will see without God’s intervention. Messing with that structure demonstrates hubris.
Freedom is messy, but it’s the only way. Every parent knows this, every business owner knows this, and every married couple knows this. We suffer when we forget; when we try to control, and manipulate, and brute force because we feel anxious.
250 years later we are being threatened by a tyrannical movement that threatens to kill, imprison, and tax anyone who disagrees with them. And as bad as it is, too close to half of a much larger America is failing to fight back and Make America Great Again.
Fortunately, there are certain citizens who can see where inaction is leading us. These courageous and wise citizens believe in the Bible and respect history. They too have the vision to reform ourselves as a more perfect union.
A union that respects and works WITH the natural laws of humanity, laws taught to us by God.
Because, as messy as it can be, Freedom and the personal responsibility that it requires is the only way to fulfill our potential individually and collectively.
Freedom and personal responsibility are the only way to mass prosperity.
“In God we trust"
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