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A friend of mine sent to me the article below. I don't have the direct link at the moment, but the home address is next to the authors name.  I don't know anything about the author, but on the content below I agree. If the nation isn't preserved with Christian freedom and Christian law, then it will cease to exist. Mainly because it is the only freedom and law that respects all people and honors God.


CONSTITUTION AIMED TO PROTECT CHRISTIANITY, NOT RESTRICT RELIGION. 
Christianity Only Religion Prevalent When American Constitution Was Ratified. 
By Chuck Baldwin, NewsWithViews.com  (with editor's revisions)

The United States of America is the only nation established by Christian people, founded upon Biblical principles, and dedicated to the purpose of religious liberty.  This truth is easily observed within America's earliest history.

Almost all settlers to the new American colonies came from Christian nations.  When the U.S. Constitution was ratified, the Jewish population in America was very small, with only 1,000-2000 in a colonial population of about 2.5 million.  Omitting athiests and the many native Indians who still worshipped "The Great Spirit", this nation had negligibly few non-Christians.

The protection of our Constitution, our moral life style guided by the Ten Commandments, and abundant natural resources are what allowed the United States to become the greatest nation in the world's history.

The sentiments and statements of America's founders make it clear that this nation has enjoyed a love and appreciation for the rights and freedoms recognized in Natural Law that is unique in the annals of human history.  No other people have such a heritage.

America's forebears first established a written covenant with God as early as November 11, 1620 when they penned The Mayflower Compact.  It states in part:
"In the name of God, Amen.  Having undertaken, for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and Honour of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia; do by these presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid;  And by Virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the General good of the Colony; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience."
The sentiments and statements of America's founders make it clear that this nation has enjoyed a love and appreciation for the rights and freedoms recognized in Natural Law that is unique in the annals of human history.  No other people have such a heritage.

The protection of our Constitution, our moral life style guided by the Ten Commandments, and abundant natural resources are what allowed the United States to become the greatest nation in the world's history.

One thing America's founders could not envision was -- after they had paid so terrible a price to purchase our liberties -- that the time would come when their posterity would be denied the basic freedoms to publicly express their reverence for God.  Never could they have imagined that the day would come when citizens of the sovereign states (each with a State constitution protecting religious liberty) would be denied their right to pray in school, or place Nativity scenes on public property, or hang copies of the Ten Commandments on courthouse walls.

Since freedom for Christianity was the only religion thought about protecting when the Constitution was ratified, it is strange that this Constitution now protects religions here that are unfriendly to Christianity.

Now that we allow our politicians to reinterpret the Constitution, outlaw God and the Ten Commandments, and banned using our natural resources, the only thing holding our country together is past reputation.

I am also confident that America's founders would be completely repulsed by the way the United States has jumped headlong into corporatism, socialism, and globalism.  At the national level, Democrats and Republicans alike have created a central government so large that it would be unrecognizable to any Founding Father (even Alexander Hamilton or John Adams).  In addition, both Big Business and Big Religion have sold our great country down the old proverbial river. Truly, our Founding Fathers must be rolling over in their graves.

Therefore, at this Christmas season, let us remember well the founding principles of these United States of America.  Furthermore, let us renew with vigor the fight for freedom before our liberties and our heritage are gone altogether.

I am reminded of the words of John Quincy Adams.  On July 4, 1837, he spoke these words:
"Why is it that, next to the birthday of the Savior of the world, your most joyous and most venerated festival returns on this day?  Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior?  That it forms a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation?  Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer's mission upon earth.  That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity, and gave to the world the first irrevocable pledge of the fulfillment of the prophecies announced directly from Heaven at the birth of the Savior and predicted by the greatest of the Hebrew prophets six hundred years before?"
Adams was exactly right: America's birth is directly linked to the birth of our Savior.

"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." --John Adams

"America is great because she is good.  If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great."  -- Alexis de Tocqueville

Alexis de Tocqueville, who wrote the book "Democracy in America," toured America in the 1830's and found that our unique form of representative democracy is based upon the American view of personal responsibility which "constantly prompts them to assist one another and inclines them willingly to sacrifice a portion of their time and property to the welfare of the state."

Democracy can only exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero, 55 BC.

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