After voting, I walked over to the men and thanked the war hero for serving his country. It struck me that this patriot, who survived a terrorist attack almost sixty-nine years ago, giving his all for his country, was still fighting the good fight and voting. What a tremendous example to us today.
What would those who have given their lives for our country, spanning the last two hundred thirty-four years, think of the morals and politics of 2010? Is the blood that was shed for freedom and liberty crying out in praise or pain over the direction of our Nation?
”Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” ~ John Adams
We are no longer a moral and religious people. We are religious in name only and because of this, we have no moral compass. If what John Adams says is in fact true, then our Constitution is inadequate for this nation. So do we re-write the Constitution, a document that has been the example for so many countries around the world, or do we change the people?
Daniel Webster (1782-1852) — United States Senator from Massachusetts and Secretary of State stated:
No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.
To preserve the government we must also preserve morals. Morality rests on religion; if you destroy the foundation, the superstructure must fall. When the public mind becomes vitiated and corrupt, laws are a nullity and constitutions are waste paper.
Vote, for it is one’s civic duty; but live a life that demands morality and upholds religion, for this is in fact what will secure “the rights and privileges of a free people.”