The topic of discussion for this Constitution Monday concerns the type of people necessary to maintain freedom and liberty in the United States of America. John Adams is credited as saying, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” In other words, Americans will not be able to maintain their Constitution and their constitutional way of life IF they are not moral and religious people.
is deeply divided as shown by the results of the recent election. Half of the
voters wanted what Republicans were offering, and half wanted what Democrats
were offering. So, we will take a look at ten categories where Republicans and
want secure borders Democrats
want open borders
want fair and free elections. Democrats
want to win at any cost.
want energy independence. Democrats
want no fossil fuel energy.
are tough on crime. Democrats are easy on criminals.
are pro-life. Democrats
vote to kill babies.
want to stop genital Democrats
want all the rising generation
mutilation of children and teens. to question their gender.
believe that parents should Democrats
believe that schools should
be first in decisions about children.
decide what children should learn.
believe in school choice. Democrats
do not want school choice.
want to protect the Democrats
seek to destroy the Constitution
Constitution and constitutional rights. and guaranteed constitutional
put America first. Democrats
put America last.
my point of view, the comparison is stark. This is the reason why I have
difficulty understanding why any thinking person votes for Democrats. Yet, I
know many intelligent and spiritual people who vote for at least some Democrats
at each election. That is the beauty of our constitutional way of life.
scriptures and modern prophets teach that there will be a big divide in the
world between the righteous and the wicked before Jesus Christ returns to
earth. I question if this division between Republicans and Democrats is part of
the big gulf that will happen at some time in the future. Therefore, I was
interested when I saw an article that shared the same idea.
C. Douglas Golden reminded his readers that Democrats claimed that “democracy” was
on the ballot. We all know that it was not. However, inflation and the economy
were on the ballot, and those facts hurt Democrats. Everything else in the
election concerned social issues: abortion, crime, parental rights in education,
gender issues, and others.
quoted columnist Mark Lewis about why the social issues might have affected the
election: “America is morally bankrupt and running up more ethical debt by the
day.” So, I went to his site to learn more. Here is part of the article by Lewis:
States has been drifting leftward politically and downward morally since the
1960s. There have been occasional blips in that political slide—Ronald Reagan
and Donald Trump come to mind—but they don’t change the general trend. The
moral decline is even more evident. In the 1950s, there was a popular TV show
for six years entitled “Father Knows Best.” Can you imagine a program being
aired like that now? In today’s America, half the children either don’t have a
father living at home or have had multiple fathers depending on how many times
their mother has been married. Or they are living with two “fathers” or two
“mothers.” “Father Knows Best” indeed. Not in 2022. Maybe “Tranny Knows Best.”
This is just one example, of
course. Hollywood has certainly been in the middle of the immoral invasion that
has attacked America. But my point here is, this is history. Nations rise,
nations fall…. It doesn’t have to happen, but it always does, and
America is not somehow miraculously immune to that process. Indeed, we are
becoming a classic case. [Emphasis added.]
Maybe the election on November
8 didn’t go quite as well as we had hoped because the country hasn’t been going
in the direction we want it to for a long time now, and that drift is very
difficult to stop. It never has before, in any country. We can try. We MUST
try. But we must also recognize the realities of history.
Lewis wrote my thought: God-fearing, Constitution-loving, law-abiding
citizens may be outnumbered by those who wish to destroy the Constitution and
America as we know it. The Biden administration may have already damaged the
United States so badly that no mere mortal can turn the country around – and they
have two more years to do more damage.
I believe that Americans will go through some tough times – maybe worse
that our ancestors experienced during the Great Depression. However, I have
faith that the Constitution and America will survive because modern-day
prophets assure us that it will. President Harold B. Lee made the following
may fail in this country, earthquakes may come, seas may heave beyond their
bounds, there may be great drought, disaster, and hardship, but this nation,
founded on principles laid down by men whom God raised up, will never fail.
This is the cradle of humanity, where life on this earth began in the Garden of
Eden. This is the place of the new Jerusalem. This is the place that the Lord
said is favored above all other nations in all the world. This is the place
where the Savior will come to His temple. This is the favored land in all the
world. Yes, I repeat, men may fail, but this nation won’t fail. I have
faith in America; you and I must have faith in America, if we understand the
teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are living in a day when we must
pay heed to these challenges.
I plead with you not to preach pessimism. Preach that this is the greatest country in all the world. This is the favored land. This is the land of our forefathers. It is the nation that will stand despite whatever trials or crises it may yet have to pass through. [Emphasis added.]