By Ron Edwards
August 19, 2016
The great Frederick Douglas was born into slavery in 1818 and later died one of the major pillars of American history in 1895. He had a natural desire to seek the truth. Douglas also refused to except the bonds of physical, mental, or either spiritual slavery. Unfortunately, today far too many of our countrymen and women have fallen prey to the slavery of self defeat and bitterness, which in turn negatively affects our republic. Meanwhile, the United States as a whole has suffered a major decline because many sovereign individuals are achieving far below their positive potential. I am amazed at how Frederick Douglas focused upon and obtained his own freedom, long before Lincoln freed the slaves. Mr. Douglas lived a full life as an author, statesman and abolitionist. He was arguably the greatest orator of the 19th century.
His skills as a public speaker were so refined that many of his white abolitionist pals became offended. They did so because, although they wanted Blacks to be free, they most certainly did not believe that a Black man should out shine them in the area of public oratory. Some were actually known to say that the excellence of Frederick Douglas as a speaker was just going a bit too far and that he needed to tone it down a bit. Many abolitionists believed blacks to be victims who would always need help. That is the way progressive democrat party liberals views black Americans today. Whereas, Douglas argued that blacks were just as capable as everyone else to fend for themselves. He was certainly proof of that assessment.
Douglas’s mode of thinking offended others who refused to accept the concept of reaching the upper realm of accomplishment. That sort of reminds me of the progressives of today who believe that Blacks and almost everyone else should simply exist under the control of others who want to rule over us from cradle to grave. My belief is that if Frederick Douglas could ascend to the level of success he enjoyed, then today unless one is dead, or totally disabled there is no excuse to simply exist and seek to help destroy America through Black Lives matter monkey business. The only other exception to that rule is if the government throttles the economy into retraction through overregulation, high taxes or stupid international trade deals. Thus making it impossible to create more opportunities via jobs or entrepreneurship.
I believe that a seed of greatness is placed within each of by our loving creator. Unfortunately, there is an ambitious class of leftist/globalist thinkers who want to stunt the growth and achievement of certain people, especially black men. The founders of our republic had hoped to create a long lasting republic form of government of free men who would sustain and expand the concept of a society that recognized the unalienable God given rights of everyone. Not unmotivated wards of the state, who’s government drones want to tell us what doctor to see, or what we may or may not teach our own children. I personally believe that America will return to her position of greatness. For as my father often said, “that a nation is no greater than the path taken by her people.” I believe many Americans will turn away from the present path of doom for the United States and merge forge a new path of ascension for our republic.
As we remember the importance of and celebrate patriotism, we must not forget morality. In fact, Thomas Jefferson stated “The practice of morality being necessary for the well-being of society. He, meaning God has taken care to impress it’s precepts so indelibly on our hearts that they shall not be effected by the subtleties of our brain. We all agree in the obligation of the moral precepts of Jesus, and nowhere will they be found delivered in greater purity than in his discourses. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Americans all, with each passing day that our great, but troubled republic drifts just a bit further from the principles rooted in moral strength, courage and God’s living word. We are witnessing a temporary deterioration of affairs both foreign and domestic.
Yes, there is still a lot to be admired, love and be thankful for in being able to call America home. But we cannot afford to allow her to remain on the present dismal course leading away from her Biblical foundation toward utter disaster. Our liberty and right to be able to promote the Bible, Christmas, the Constitution, and traditional marriage has been disintegrating precipitously. Mainly because of our unwillingness or inability to boldly steer the United States away from the grip of those who’s only mission is to fundamentally change our worthy nation into a worthless, Muslim dominated dictatorship.
Government schools, along with the dragon media and even major Christian denominations were handed over to those who do not have our nation’s best interest at heart. As a result, several generations of young Americans have been indoctrinated away from the moral, intellectual and spiritual glue that holds our nation together. So now, for the first time in our republic’s history, most government school and college graduates desire communism more than liberty and capitalism. Our seventh president, Andrew Jackson, also known as Old Hickory said concerning the Bible, “That book sir is the rock upon which our republic rests.” Unfortunately, today America is sinking in a newer foundation of sand.
But we do not have to settle for this. Because as we improve, America regenerates. There is a clear and present course we can embark upon that begins with prayer.
Just as our founding fathers knew the power and purpose of prayer to almighty God. There is a process: within the God given wisdom of our founding documents, we have been granted clear and certain processes for bringing about change concerning what we perceive as wrong for our land.
We must participate: Participating within the process for change is the ultimate key to our success. It is foolish to gripe and complain about what one considers wrong or unjust in our republic and not participate in the process of changing it for the better.
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