On October 25, The “Roots of Liberty” seminar was held at the CVCC – Alexander Center in Taylorsville. KrisAnne Hall a Constitutional Attorney and Scholar presented the Genealogy of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Thus began a new awakening for 26 attendees that sat entranced to what could have been a mundane teaching of the Constitution but in reality turned out to be the most invigorating description of the history to how our Constitution and Bill of Rights came to life.
There are many people who believe that the Constitution is 250 years old but in reality the Constitution is almost 1000 years old. In KrisAnne’s teaching she goes back to the very foundation where many a man gave their life to secure what God gave us all which is “Liberty”. As she states in her teachings Liberty has 2 parts to it – Freedom and Morality, by this she means that with freedom alone man could do anything he wants and not care about the consequences or whom it may hurt. By adding morality to which is knowing the difference between right and wrong, man becomes aware of others and how it affects them.
Throughout history peoples’ desires were to live the way God intended for them to live. In 1066 the foundation of the Constitution began in England under a “bully” king’s rule in which laws were made like taking land away from the people without their permission, or charging high taxes and if the people were unable to pay they were imprisoned, judges ignored the laws and truth in favor of the king and his friends, and even in later years King John tried to force the people to worship God his way. The basics of principles in the Constitution came about when the people throughout history took a stand against their government and many documents like the “1100 Charters of Liberties” which promised the people that leaders had to obey the laws too, and then there was the “Magna Carta of 1215” which gave the people the right to have a voice in the kingdom. Many other documents were created and signed by these “bully” kings throughout the years as promises in which Liberty for the people would be protected. Our founding Fathers combined all the principles of these documents into what we call the “Constitution”.
KrisAnne’s teaching showed that throughout history the people knew that in order to retain their freedom they must get involved even if it meant going to war against the government. That is why we live in what is called the “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave”. We have a government that wants to control every aspect of our lives by suppressing that Liberty that so many before us fought for. Our children and grandchildren deserve to grow up in a society where Freedom and Morality is allowed to flourish. Liberty is worth fighting for.
Our Country is in a crisis. Millions of Christians in the past elections neglected to get involved and have allowed the increase of a Godless Nation. Yes, God is in control but He allows us to choose our own destiny. We have a very important election on Nov. 4th and I feel like many that if we don’t choose those that have the same moral values then we will no longer be a free nation.
America is becoming less and less a free nation. We have in our Senate those that want to keep the truth from the American people and they will go to great lengths to achieve this. According to the Democrats the Republicans are not doing anything, but the truth is the House Republicans are doing a lot more then the news media will tell. Did you know that House Republicans have worked to pass solutions to address the challenges facing America: missing jobs, a stagnant economy, a broken health care law, weakened national defense, government overreach, and a lack of opportunity to live the American dream? In the Senate over 350 bills passed by the House already await consideration on the desk of Harry Reid since President Obama took office.
Benjamin Franklin warned, “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Abraham Lincoln cautioned, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
Mat Staver from Liberty Counsel stated, “I believe that America is on a path of destruction, unless good people decide that this is the year to rise up and fight to bring forth a New Birth of Liberty. America is under an oppressive, power-grabbing regime utilizing every means at its disposal to silence America’s people of faith. The single group that is able to turn back the assault on our liberties is the American church. But is the church willing to pay the price to win this battle?
The men and women who forged our nation faced death, imprisonment, and heavy retribution for their actions against the British king’s tyranny. They put their lives, wellbeing, and the lives of their families on the line to craft this experiment in liberty, a republic called the United States of America. Yet, in the midst of forming this new nation, they also wrote profound warnings to us about failing to protect liberty, the essential ingredient to our way of life and the blueprint for our constitutional republic. Will our generation of Americans serve God or tyrants?
Our country was founded on the premise that God is the foundation of good government and national prosperity. Religion, morality, and virtue were considered essential to good government. Today, God is replaced in our public discourse with political correctness and human reason. The ability of Americans to invoke and call on the name of God in public has been greatly diminished. Anti-religion groups have relentlessly advanced the propaganda of “separation of church and state.”
Abraham Lincoln also said, “We the People are the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts – not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”
My question to you as a fellow voter, are you willing to help bring our Country back to its founding father’s vision, a Country built on Christian values?
May God the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost give you wisdom to choose wisely.
A Concerned Voter