As we all work with President Trump and his exceptional team to restore America to her greatness, it is essential we clearly understand the foundation upon which she is built. Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clark gave us the answer clearly and concisely in his closing remarks at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Saturday afternoon… A Great America’s Eternal Foundation. If you missed it, don’t wait another moment. Here is is:

Now go to work!

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On the evening of August 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus left Palos de la Frontera, Spain commencing his voyage to the “Indies” with three Ships (the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria) and 90 men—a voyage that changed the world.

Leaves Spain.Map

90 days later, October 12, 1492, they landed at, not the “Indies” but one of the Bahama Islands. Columbus named it San Salvador (Holy Savior).


Columbus Was a Hinge of History

Columbus opened the way for Western Civilization and the Name of Christ into what he called “this second part of the earth.” The endowment of the Greek-Roman civilization to Western Europe and the great gift of light, Christianity, made the western hemisphere profoundly superior to anywhere else on earth.

New Christopher Columbus.3

Change Was Immediate

He immediately changed the lives of the Indians on “San Salvador” for ill as well as good. The good is apparent. The Taino, while peaceful, had no culture of their own. They lived off the land much as any animal. They suffered from the plunder of their neighbors, the Caribs to the south and east and the Mayan to the west. This changed for these Taino.

The ill? Disease. Neither the Taino or the Europeans had antibody resistance to new diseases. It was several years before the Spanish brought small pox to San Salvador. This deadly disease ravaged the Taino and beyond. In return, the Spanish, who followed Columbus, received and spread throughout Europe new deadly forms of venereal disease.

A Haven For The Chosen

He led the way to a land (America) which would one day provide the first welcome haven to the Jewish people. You see, after Ferdinand and Isabella defeated and permanently expelled the Islamist Moors, they Commissioned and financed Columbus, a profoundly good thing. But they matched that with an equal in evil—they expelled the Jews. It is called the inquisition.

Christopher Columbus received his commission about January 1, 1492. He would need about seven month to obtain and fit his three vessels and build his crews. In early May, the decree of the Spanish Inquisition was published. All Jews had three months to leave Spain.

Here is the scene from “The Light and the Glory” by Peter Marshall and David Manuel, page 37:

As the tide began to turn, he was rowed out to the ship where his men waited, and assumed his first command crisply and confidently. In moments, and “in the name of Jesus,” the Santa Maria had weighed anchor, set sail, and was gliding down the river with the ebbing tide. As they reached the place where the Tinto joined the Saltés, just before emptying into the Ocean, a last shipload of Jews was also waiting for the tide. They too were leaving now, bound for the Mediterranean and lands of Islam. It is doubtful they thought of one another beyond a routine log entry. And even if they had, none of that forlorn shipload of Jewish exiles could have dreamed that the three other ships on the river were leading the way to a land which would one day provide the first welcome haven to their people.

Christopher Columbus is one of the few transformational figures in history. There can be no doubt the work he set out to accomplish that August in 1492 was indeed work for the cause of Christ.

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(We Must Commit to Call Evil and Good by Their Names)

Understanding and seeing evil as an act or thought is usually easy. Labeling a person or organization evil is very difficult. Wherever you look, there is usually a mixture of good and evil. So it is with —say me. The first test for a government, religion or organization should be, “Was it born in evil?”

Margaret Sanger, who opened the first “birth control” clinic in Brooklyn, New York in 1916—nearly a century ago, founded the American Birth Control League in 1921. The American Birth Control League became Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) in 1942. Was there evil here?


The purpose of PPFA at its inception in 1916 was to exterminate the black race in America. Sanger and her close associates considered black people weeds. So PPFA was conceived in evil and has the same secret purpose to this day. Black Genocide found that, while Blacks make up 12% of the American population, 78% of PPFA clinics are in black neighborhoods. The result is 35% of abortions are black babies. Black Genocide projects that “by 2038 the black vote will be insignificant.”

The first “black President” is undaunted in his support for PPFA. In the 2008 campaign, Senator Obama, who as an Illinois State Senator  consistently voted against legislation to outlaw partial birth abortion, called a baby a punishment. Check it out:

For nearly a century, no U.S. President was willing to appear before Planned Parenthood. That changed at the PPFA annual convention two years ago.

President Obama —the first black President— became the first U.S. President to go into the bowels of this racist evil and speak at the Annual Planned Parenthood Conference in 2013, “reaffirming the core principle that has guided the organization for nearly a century…”:

“As long as we’ve got to fight to protect a woman’s right to make her own choices about her own health, I want you to know you’ve also got a President who’s right there with ya’ fighting every step of the way…. Thank you Planned Parenthood. God bless you.”

Yes, incredibly, “God bless you.”

As the original Planned Parenthood objective is being carried out before this Nation’s collective eyes, consider this image of another black whose little life was snuffed out for the objective of racial cleansing Mr. President:

Consider this babies mother

And finally, consider these images, Mr. President:

No 1 Killer.blacks

Endangered species


Update 7/26/2015: From Milwaukee County Sheriff David A Clarke Jr.

Planned baby killing

90,000 black babies

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“We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”


The Constitution for the United States of America stands alone as the finest governing document in all of history

(That declaration is at variance with 6 of the 9 justices of the current United States Supreme Court)

A reader of today’s popular history knows very little about the Constitution for the United States of America, the debate that created it or the debaters who started and completed the job. These men were giants of that—or any, time—in character, faith and the readiness to lead a sovereign people, under God, establishing a limited Federal government answerable to the people. Two important resources are available:

  • A two volume Debate on the Constitution written by Bernard Bailyn in 1993.
  • The magnificent work, published in 1864 by Benjamin F. Morris, The Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States.

The Christian Life and Character

Morris’ 1060 page authoritative tome ranges from, “The Hand of God in the Settlement of the American Continent” to the concluding “The Christian Element in the Civil War of the United States.” Our focus is chapter 12, “The Federal Constitution a Christian Instrument.” Marvel at these selections from the opening paragraphs:

“On the voluntary association of men in sufficient numbers to form a political community, the first step to be taken for their own security and happiness is to agree on the terms on which they are to be united and to act. They form a Constitution, or plan of government, suited to their character, their exigencies, and their future prospects. They agree that it shall be the supreme rule of obligation among them. This is the pure and genuine source of a Constitution in the Republican form.”

“The history of man does not present a more illustrious monument of human invention, sound political principles, and judicious combinations, than the Constitution of the United States. It is deemed to approach as near to perfection as any that have ever been formed.”

Selected headings from “The Federal Constitution a Christian Instrument”

Convention Called p 295

Character of its Members p 296

The Constitution a Christian State Paper p 297

Franklin’s Christian address to the Convention p 298

Harmony of the Constitution with the Principles

and Institutes of Christianity p 312

Picture of Prosperity Under the Constitution p 319

The Virtue of the People to Preserve the Constitution P 319

“The people who ordained such a noble constitution of government, and for whom it was made, are under the highest and most solemn obligations to preserve it for themselves, their children and future generations.

“This constitution of government,” says Justice Story, “must parish, if there be not that vital spirit in the people which alone can nourish, sustain and direct all its movements. It is in vain that statesmen shall form plans of government in which the beauty and harmony of a republic shall be embodied in visible order, shall be built upon solid substructions and adorned by every useful ornament, if the inhabitants suffer the silent power of time to dilapidate its walls or crumble its masonry supporters into dust, if the assaults from without are never resisted and the rottenness and mining from within are never guarded against. Who can preserve the rights and liberties of a people when they shall be abandoned by themselves? Who shall keep watch in the temple when the watchmen sleep at their post? Who shall call upon the people to redeem their possessions and revive the republic, when their own hands have deliberately and corruptly surrendered them to the oppressor and have built the prisons or dug the graves of their own friends? This dark picture, it is to be hoped, will never be applicable to the republic of America. And yet it affords a warning, which, like all the lessons of past experience, we are not permitted to disregard. America, free, happy and enlightened as she is, must the preservation of her rights and liberties upon the virtue, independence, justice and sagacity of the people. If either fail, the republic is gone.” (Selections pp 319-320)

The parts of the Constitution:


Article I The Legislative Branch

Article II The Executive Branch

Article III The Judicial Branch

Article IV The States

Article V Amendment

Article VI Debt, Supremacy, Oaths

Article VII Ratification



The Constitution online

Get your pocket copy

Preserve, protect and defend the Constitution:

Presidential oath of office—

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. (So help me God.)

Supreme Court oath of office—

I, _________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as _________ under the Constitution and laws of the United States; and that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

Congressional oath of office—

I _____n______ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

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When one declares evil or a face of evil, a “decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires” a defense of such terms. It seems the only place to start this is—in the beginning:

 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. (Genesis 1:1-4, 21st Century King James Version)

Did you notice the unformed earth included darkness and its perfect Creator took immediate perfect corrective action; He created light! He saw the light. It was good. God divided the light (good) from darkness (evil). Barely into the first page of the Holy Bible we have been presented with good and evil. Let us press on to the fall of mankind from God’s perfection. Genesis 3:1-5:

Jesus fights Satan

Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, “Yea, hath God said, ‘Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” And the woman said unto the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden, but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, ‘Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.’” And the serpent said unto the woman, “Ye shall not surely die; for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” 

These verses are a serious dilemma for many as questions slip silently into each person’s mind. Questions like, “Is there any rational basis to believe this?” Or, “A snake—talking? Come on, get serious.” Or, “This is just silly. How can this affect me?” Many turn away from the Holy Bible at this point. Others reason that they can pick and choose among the passages of the Bible. This leads to rationalizing that there cannot be evil; a good God would never allow it. They are on the road to being “as gods” judging for themselves what is just. The prophet Isaiah puts his finger right on it:

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that count darkness as light, and light as darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! —Isaiah 5:20-21

That is what we face in our world and country in this present darkness. Governments, institutions and corporations are run by those who are self- righteously wise and prudent in their own eyes. You have already thought of examples. One example is killing little babies and calling it, “women’s rights.” Killing little babies is wrong. It is evil. Perhaps the greatest example is the rampant massive violation of the commandment, “Thou shall have no other gods before me.” We cannot even conceive the corrosion that has descended on our culture. Taking one persons property and redistributing it to others is not equity; it is stealing. This is evil.

Evil is usually not as stark as these examples making it easy to drive by or step over without comment or even notice. But when those verses above are carefully considered, there are not “50 Shades of Grey” (E.L. James) nor are there three shades of grey. There is light and darkness. Good and evil. Period.

In the past two generations, a pernicious and insidious false principle has been imposed on the American culture by those who are wise in their own eyes. It is Political Correctness. We must not let political correctness tie our hands and our tongues. We must commit this day to proclaim the goodness of God’s gifts, and beginning this day, to call evil by its name.

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A friend, Linda, was understandably and rightly distressed. She went to a 4th of July Party in a very affluent neighborhood—live band and all. She found the others, including the band, had no interest in honoring the birth of America. Linda came face to face with a challenge of our times; too many Americans don’t know and don’t care how and why America was born—why we celebrate.

Scott Johnson

There are many effective ways to explain this exceptional country. Power Line’s Scott Johnson found a profound and compelling argument. It is Abraham Lincoln’s. Scott offered it July 4th, 2004 and every July 4th since. To honor America, Abraham Lincoln and Scott Johnson, here is Scott’s post in its entirety:


On July 9, 1858, Illinois Senator Stephen Douglas gave a campaign speech to a raucous throng from the balcony of the Tremont Hotel in Chicago. Abraham Lincoln was in the audience as Douglas prepared to speak. Douglas graciously invited Lincoln to join him on the balcony to listen to the speech.

In his speech Douglas sounded the themes of the momentous campaign that Lincoln and Douglas waged that summer and fall for Douglas’s Senate seat. Douglas paid tribute to Lincoln as a “kind, amiable, and intelligent gentleman, a good citizen and an honorable opponent,” but took issue with Lincoln’s June 16 speech to the Illinois Republican convention that had named him its candidate for Douglas’s seat. In that speech Lincoln had famously asserted that the nation could not exist “half slave and half free.” According to Douglas, Lincoln’s assertion belied the “diversity” in domestic institutions that was “the great safeguard of our liberties.” Then as now, “diversity” was a shibboleth hiding an evil institution that could not be defended on its own terms.

Douglas responded to Lincoln’s condemnation of the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision — a condemnation that was the centerpiece of Lincoln’s convention speech. “I am free to say to you,” Douglas said, “that in my opinion this government of ours is founded on the white basis. It was made by the white man, for the benefit of the white man, to be administered by white men, in such manner as they should determine.”

Lincoln invited Douglas’s audience to return the next evening for his reply to Douglas’s speech. Lincoln’s speech of July 10, 1858, is one of his many great speeches, but in one respect it is uniquely great. It concludes with an explanation of the meaning of this day to Americans with matchless eloquence and insight in words that remain as relevant now as then.

Now, it happens that we meet together once every year, sometime about the 4th of July, for some reason or other. These 4th of July gatherings I suppose have their uses. If you will indulge me, I will state what I suppose to be some of them.

We are now a mighty nation, we are thirty—or about thirty millions of people, and we own and inhabit about one-fifteenth part of the dry land of the whole earth. We run our memory back over the pages of history for about eighty-two years and we discover that we were then a very small people in point of numbers, vastly inferior to what we are now, with a vastly less extent of country,—with vastly less of everything we deem desirable among men,—we look upon the change as exceedingly advantageous to us and to our posterity, and we fix upon something that happened away back, as in some way or other being connected with this rise of prosperity. We find a race of men living in that day whom we claim as our fathers and grandfathers; they were iron men, they fought for the principle that they were contending for; and we understood that by what they then did it has followed that the degree of prosperity that we now enjoy has come to us. We hold this annual celebration to remind ourselves of all the good done in this process of time of how it was done and who did it, and how we are historically connected with it; and we go from these meetings in better humor with ourselves—we feel more attached the one to the other, and more firmly bound to the country we inhabit. In every way we are better men in the age, and race, and country in which we live for these celebrations. But after we have done all this we have not yet reached the whole. There is something else connected with it. We have besides these men—descended by blood from our ancestors—among us perhaps half our people who are not descendants at all of these men, they are men who have come from Europe—German, Irish, French and Scandinavian—men that have come from Europe themselves, or whose ancestors have come hither and settled here, finding themselves our equals in all things. If they look back through this history to trace their connection with those days by blood, they find they have none, they cannot carry themselves back into that glorious epoch and make themselves feel and make themselves feel that they are part of us, but when they look through that old Declaration of 


Independence they find that those old men say that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,” and then they feel that that moral sentiment taught in that day evidences their relation to those men, that it is the father of all moral principle in them, and that they have a right to claim it as though they were blood of the blood, and flesh of the flesh of the men who wrote that Declaration [loud and long continued applause], and so they are. That is the electric cord in that Declaration that links the hearts of patriotic and liberty-loving men together, that will link those patriotic hearts as long as the love of freedom exists in the minds of men throughout the world. [Apl]

Now, sirs, for the purpose of squaring things with this idea of “don’t care if slavery is voted up or voted down” [Douglas’s “popular sovereignty” position on the extension of slavery to the territories], for sustaining the Dred Scott decision [A voice—“Hit him again”], for holding that the Declaration of Independence did not mean anything at all, we have Judge Douglas giving his exposition of what the Declaration of Independence means, and we have him saying that the people of America are equal to the people of England. According to his construction, you Germans are not connected with it. Now I ask you in all soberness, if all these things, if indulged in, if ratified, if confirmed and endorsed, if taught to our children, and repeated to them, do not tend to rub out the sentiment of liberty in the country, and to transform this Government into a government of some other form. Those arguments that are made, that the inferior race are to be treated with as much allowance as they are capable of enjoying; that as much is to be done for them as their condition will allow. What are these arguments? They are the arguments that kings have made for enslaving the people in all ages of the world. You will find that all the arguments in favor of king-craft were of this class; they always bestrode the necks of the people, not that they wanted to do it, but because the people were better off for being ridden. That is their argument, and this argument of the Judge is the same old serpent that says you work and I eat, you toil and I will enjoy the fruits of it. Turn in whatever way you will—whether it come from the mouth of a King, an excuse for enslaving the people of his country, or from the mouth of men of one race as a reason for enslaving the men of another race, it is all the same old serpent, and I hold if that course of argumentation that is made for the purpose of convincing the public mind that we should not care about this, should be granted, it does not stop with the negro. I should like to know if taking this old Declaration of Independence, which declares that all men are equal upon principle and making exceptions to it where will it stop. If one man says it does not mean a negro, why not another say it does not mean some other man? If that declaration is not the truth, let us get the Statute book, in which we find it and tear it out! Who is so bold as to do it!

[Voices—“me” “no one,” &c.] If it is not true let us tear it out! [cries of “no, no,”] let us stick to it then [cheers], let us stand firmly by it then. [Applause.]

Thank you, Mr. Lincoln. Let us stick to it then. Let us stand firmly by it then. (Posted annually since 2004.)

And, thank you, Mr. Johnson (Re-posted annually since 2011.)

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And we will not let them take that away. This July 4th, 2015 let us commit to fighting for the full restoration of our God given America.

FLAG  behind SOL

Pause here for ten minutes and regain your confidence in the goodness that is America as Lee Greenwood sings God Bless the USA over images of America’s goodness and her greatness.

Here is Mr. Greenwood singing God Bless the USA live in a 1985 concert. You’ll love watching him perform.

Do you want to sing along? Here are the lyrics to God Bless the USA:

If tomorrow all the things were gone
I worked for all my life
And I’d had to start again
Just my children and my wife

I thank my lucky stars
To be living here today
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom
And they can’t take that away

And I’m proud to be an American
Where at least I know I’m free
And I won’t forget the ones who died
Who gave that right to me

And I gladly stand up next to you
And defend her still today
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land
God bless the U.S.A.

From the lakes of Minnesota
To the hills of Tennessee
Across the plains of Texas
From sea to shining to sea

From Detroit down to Houston
And New York to L.A.
Where there’s pride in every American heart
And it’s time we stand and say

And I’m proud to be an American
Where at least I know I’m free
And I won’t forget the ones who died
Who gave that right to me

And I gladly stand up next to you
And defend her still today
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land
God bless the U.S.A.

I know you, like me, are ready to fight for America and win! Have a wonderful and memorable 2015 Independence Day!

Proud to be an American


Lee Greenwood has a new children’s book out called Proud to Be an American. If you have children or grandchildren, I recommend you check it out.

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The founding of the United States of America has been deemed a secular event and at least a generation of young Americans has been taught it as a fact. It ias time you and I defend and promote the truth that The Declaration of Independence is a Christian document. Let this post be our commencement.

Those proclaiming or looking for a secular Declaration of Independence are about to lose the ground on which they stand blown away. By the end of this Post they, like you, will know the powerful truth about the Christian character of the Declaration of Independence and of the men who adopted it.

Benjamin F. Morris wrote his 1060 page book, The Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States in 1864. The Second Continental Congress is a prime example. The Declaration is informed by the Holy Bible, Natural Law and the political philosophy of John Locke.

You will be thrilled as you see the Declaration in its three sections and understand its 9 key concepts. Don’t be surprised if you watch a second time.

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Gary T. Amos, J.D., is the living authority on the Biblical basis of Declaration of independence. Those led to study beyond this post will do no better than reading his book, Defending the Declaration: How the Bible and Christianity Influenced the Writing of the Declaration of Independence. Here are the basics in this delightful video: God as Supreme Judge—Defending the Declaration of Independence.

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The Declaration of Independence Was Adopted That Second Day of July by the 13 “States.” This American Declaration of Independence Was and Must Remain the Foundation of the United States of America

June 11, 1776, the Continental Congress selected Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, Roger Sherman of Connecticut and Robert R. Livingston of New York to draft a declaration of independence. As they discussed their task, Adams asked Jefferson to write the document.

As he was completing what is now known as the first draft, Jefferson counseled with Franklin and Adams. Jefferson had written, “. . . that among these [rights] are Life, Liberty and the individual ownership of property. Adams strongly urged that the pursuit of virtue be added. Jefferson, having virtually lifted the line from the English philosopher John Locke and knowing that something special was on his parchment, adamantly insisted the enumerated rights must be the three—in that order. Franklin, demonstrating his value to our emerging nation, counseled they could accomplish both goals by simply covering virtue and property with the phrase, pursuit of happiness. It was agreed. Jefferson then presented his first draft to the full committee. One charge against the tyrant was struck from the document. (that of condemning him for introducing the slave trade into the colonies.)

Jefferson’s final draft was presented to the Congress for action. It was read and soberly adopted July 2, 1776. Here is the dramatization of the adoption from the HBO miniseries, John Adams.

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The adopted Declaration of Independence was printed and distributed at a public reading July 4, 1776 with much fanfare. The signing of the original document was completed August 2, 1776.

Today, as part of the continuing determined effort to “fundamentally transform” America, the Declaration of Independence is attacked, denigrated and ignored,.  We must be equipped and motivated to successfully defend this gift to the entire world but especially to America. Tomorrow, July 3, 2015, the Liberty List post will fill that need.

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The American patriots of the fourth quarter of the eighteenth are called founders in history


and in common parlance today. But Lincoln saw another dimension. Hear him as He begins the Gettysburg Address:

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty . . .”

Did you hear him? Listen! Did you hear? These “fathers” were not founders, they were mid-wives! Notice it is not, “conceived in liberty;” it is, “conceived in Liberty!” Liberty is from God. Actually, it is more than that. Liberty is a quality of God. That capitalization is not used casually. Liberty was born from above!

A clear reading of the Declaration of Independence and theConstitution for the United States of America shows that, from the beginning, Americans have acted with the confidence that We the People have a sovereignty under God and the government together with the officers of that government (at any level) are subject to We the People. That American reality is called into question today by the secular forces at large and, too often, from Christian pastors and leaders.

But for the American revolutionaries (and us), rights are gifts from our Sovereign God. Government cannot give what it does not have. Governments can only take.

On the other hand, for the French revolutionaries, and, in our time, the left (including our courts) and Islam, rights are made up by an all-powerful government. Rights are parceled out to the supplicants. What they always do, however, is impose restrictions and penalties and taxes and regulations that choke and smother Liberty.

Let us commit to turn our country back to her birthright and her promise. Now, enjoy with me the 266 words of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

“Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us–that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion–that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.”

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