Is the Experiment Over?
John Adams in a letter to Count Sarsfield, 3 February 1786 stated: "It has ever been my hobby-horse to see rising in America an empire of liberty, and a prospect of two or three hundred millions of freemen, without one noble or one king among them. You say it is impossible. If I should agree with you in this, I would still say, let us try the experiment, and preserve our equality as long as we can. A better system of education for the common people might preserve them long from such artificial inequalities as are prejudicial to society, by confounding the natural distinctions of right and wrong, virtue and vice." (Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett, 264.)
George Washington in his First Inaugural Address, 30 April 1789 stated: "The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American People."
Is it ironic that Judeo-Christians who first came to America to escape religious persecution and tyranny are today facing the same persecutions perversely calculated by those who decry Biblical moral virtue and boundaries? Anti-Christian sentiments abound with progressive political correct assaults against Christmas, Easter, Father's Day, Mother's Day, etc. etc. Even RINOs like Scott Brown who believes sodomy in the military is somehow now acceptable then the boundary George Washington established with his orders concerning Lieut. Frederick Gotthold Enslin.
Does this indicate the fault of "We the People" falling for the secular Marxist's ploy and becoming "We the sheeple?" Or is the neglect of the shepherds of Christendom who no longer preach all that they are called to preach? Are "We the sheeple" only hearing John 3:16 and not John 3:16-21, 1 Timothy 2 and not 2 timothy 4? Is this why "We the sheeple" cowardly refrain from discussing "religion and politics" because someone might get offended when the foundation of Biblical moral virtue highlights the chaos of lives without responsibilities as defined by the boundaries of "the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God?"
Progressives apparently are convinced that Americans can obtain "morals and values" as defined by atheists apart from the Holy Scriptures, exactly the opposite of the Biblical moral virtue and values of our American ancestors. Plus, in complacency, "We the sheeple" seem to prefer to make government god, despite of the evidence of Providence during the war for independence against tyranny and actually scorn the hand of Providence by expelling Him from Christmas, public education, etc.
When one considers Election 2010 in the Marxist states (formerly known as blue states) and the number of voters who voted for Marxists (formerly known as Democrats) to allow government to continue to enslave them under corrupt Union and despotic control, is it in ignorance or simply a complacency of a false "In Government We Trust?"
Therefore Christian conservatives must begin to confront the evil of tyranny by not only asking, but demanding, by what new and improved foundation of wisdom do progressives possess that supersedes that of the Biblical moral virtue of America's Founding Fathers? It is without doubt, as it always is, the response will be at best evasive, then once offended, attempt to deflect and redirect the blame of the current chaos back towards those who possess Biblical moral virtue. The Christian conservative must in the midst of these baseless attacks continue to press for that new and improved foundation upon which progressives cannot provide.
If individual responsibility is no longer the basis for the American Way of Life, what will the outcome be with this "progressive" neglect? Will the Republic continue to be dismantled in favor of mob rule (pure democracy) by those who cannot appreciate why the representative government, with the three branches, and the Electoral College was established, because they are ignorant of what a Republic is?
Patrick Henry warned: "It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth -- and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. ... Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not?"
Thomas Jefferson hoped: "My confidence is that there will for a long time be virtue and good sense enough in our countrymen to correct abuses."
Will we as countrymen correct the abuses? Can the experiment last? How long before it is too late? Can "We the people" rescue "We the sheeple" from their dependency upon government. It is only then that "liberty from God," defined by the foundation of Biblical moral virtue and boundaries, can once again overshadow "mandates from government," defined by progressive political correctness, without a foundation without boundaries, and therefore resulting in chaos and slavery.
Either we confront the slow "progressive" demise or as Samuel Adams admonished, "Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say, 'What should be the reward of such sacrifices?' ... If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom...crouch down and lick the hands, which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!"
Gary Kelly's web site is EarsToHear.net and he is the author of Lessons of The Holy Spirit: A Guide for Entering the Kingdom of God and Discover Why It Pleased God to Hide His Kingdom from the Wise.