Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wise Men

                    Where are the wise men of our day?  I recently read the following comment and consider it to be a correct description of our leaders in Washington, D.C.  "I heard that the Supreme Court has ruled that Washington, D.C., cannot have any nativity scenes this year.  It is not a religious ruling.  They cannot find three wise men in Washington."  This joke would be funny if it were not true! 

                    We know the story of the wise men found in Matthew 2:  "Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem.
                    "Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews?  For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him."  Herod did not know where the Christ Child was so the wise men continued to follow the star.

Our Founders were wise men.  They founded our nation and wrote our Constitution.  They didn't know everything that would happen in the future, but they did know history and did not want it to repeat in their new nation.  They wrote the Constitution in such a way that it would apply in every age - as long as Americans remained moral and religious people.  Our Constitution has lasted for more than 235 years, and it would continue to be the supreme law of our land to the end of time if it were followed.  The problem is that we now have leaders who want to "fundamentally transform" our nation and have made many end runs around our Constitution.  The Founders must be scratching their heads and wondering what happened!

                    Like many other people, I am stunned by the words and behaviors coming out of Washington.  Our elected leaders do not appear to want to do what we elected them to do.  Congress has not been able to pass a budget in three years!  We are all aware of the fraud and corruption that is rampant in our highest offices.  We know that our leaders are lying to us and acting as though we are fools.  Washington has become a three-ring circus complete with clowns!  Very few of our representatives are acting like responsible adults - let alone like they love our nation. 
                    The following words attributed to Mark Twain have never been truer:  "It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress."  This statement proves that contempt for Congress is not a new phenomenon.

                    It is our own fault that we have clowns running our nation.  We voted them into office!  Have we learned anything at all?  Will we elect better leaders in 2012?  Before we can elect better leaders, we must become better people.  Our Constitution was written for moral and religious people.  It will not last if we are not moral and religious.   We must change ourselves before we will elect better leaders. 

                    We must become like the wise men of old.  They studied and watched carefully for the star proclaiming the birth of the Savior.  When they saw the new star in the sky, they recognized it and followed it.  We must find some wise men and women and follow them!

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