America, Where Do You Think You Are Going?

Ramon Arias | February 25, 2013

In my life time, and as I continue to research history, I have seen a pattern repeated many times, that is that societies exchange one form of tyrannical government for another.

The exchange is a process.  At the beginning of a tyrannical government takeover, leaders will rise up in arms and fill their nations with speeches and writings of the evils of the existing form of government; they gain the respect and support of a groaning highly oppressed population. They take up arms, pay a high price with an enormous loss of lives and devastation, once victory is achieved their hope is high and their hearts are filled with joy and happiness for a desired future of stability, progress and freedom. Soon they learn that the political and military leaders forsake their vision of a great society. Once they are in control, they fall prey to the same evils and history repeats that never-ending cycle.

Evil ideas will never produce good results. Impossible! It is no different than planting oranges, yet, expecting to reap apples.

As a lifetime student of human history and their social development,  I find one pattern is noticeable: all nations and empires, with the exception of two, follow the same ideologies, even though they may appear to be different, the root is the same. The two that have been different in their birth as nations are old Israel and the United States of America. Out of these two, Israel was destroyed and the United States of America is well on its way to its collapse if there is no immediate turn around.  America’s only hope is a return to her original foundation.

The Founding Fathers understood what most politicians and citizens do not, if man centralizes power to govern society, this soon corrupts everything and will bring about that nation’s demise. Thomas Jefferson in 1821 said:

“Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided . . . and [it] will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated.”

Has America fixed this problem, no, on the contrary, it has made it much bigger.  Now we have public servants converted into little gods!  Who made them gods? The people! History has debunked the myth of man making himself a god.

The United States government was born subject to the people, and the people had to govern themselves under God’s moral law. The biblical worldview is the only true revealed truth to understand all of life and the world. There can be no right civil government without people who live godly lives, virtuous and free. This is exactly what John Adams wrote about.

Please read and reread Adams’ letter below. Especially, analyze and study the section I have highlighted in bold. Compare it with our times and set your heart and mind to understand the values that built America. Then make plans to do your part to restore her and leave a legacy to this and future generations.  

 

TO THE OFFICERS OF THE FIRST BRIGADE OF THE THIRD DIVISION OF THE MILITIA OF MASSACHUSETTS 

11 October, 1798

GENTLEMEN

I have received from Major-General Hull and Brigadier-General Walker your unanimous address from Lexington, animated with a martial spirit, and expressed with a military dignity becoming your character and the memorable plains on which it was adopted. While our country remains untainted with the principles and manners which are now producing desolation in so many parts of the world; while she continues sincere, and incapable of insidious and impious policy, we shall have the strongest reason to rejoice in the local destination assigned us by Providence. But should the people of America once become capable of that deep simulation towards one another, and towards foreign nations, which assumes the language of justice and moderation while it is practicing iniquity and extravagance, and displays in the most captivating manner the charming pictures of candor, frankness, and sincerity, while it is rioting in rapine and insolence, this country will be the most miserable habitation in the world; because we have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

An address from the officers commanding two thousand eight hundred men, consisting of such substantial citizens as are able and willing at their own expense completely to arm and clothe themselves in handsome uniforms, does honor to that division of the militia which has done so much honor to its country.
Oaths in this country are as yet universally considered as sacred obligations. That, which you have taken and so solemnly repeated on that venerable spot, is an ample pledge of your sincerity and devotion to your country and its government. [1] --John Adams.

“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.” Proverbs 14:34

 

[1] : John Adams, Charles Francis Adams. The works of John Adams, second president of the United States: with a life of the author, notes and illustrations, Volume 9. Little, Brown and Company. 1854.