Monday, July 05, 2004


Wonderful piece by Stoney

"'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

Adams was proven right in less than a century, as the Union majority rolled over the South and the Republic died a fiery death. Democracy was established by the sword, and Democracy is our government to this day.

'Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.' -- Benjamin Franklin

Ask any American schoolchild what form of government we have, and they will inevitably answer 'A Democracy!' Those who rule us have been pushing the idea of a democracy since the very beginning. Thus was Adams shown to be right... the 1787 Constitution was wholly inadequate for the governance of those who did not respect it.

Why does this happen?

The answer lies in the imperfection and fallibility of Man.
Only God is perfect. All mankind is fallible and imperfect, because of original sin and our constant rebellion against God. To be saved, washed in the Blood, forgiven, and brought into the family of God is a great thing, and earthshaking thing, and awesome manifestation of the love and power of God...
...but it does not make Man perfect.

He is still rebellious and full of stubborn free will. He is still fallible.
That is why all the edifices of government that Man has erected to his own intellect are doomed to fall. Every attempt at Man governing Man will fail, because perfect government will not exist in the world of imperfect Man.

What, then, do we do? There are hundreds of millions in this country needing leadership. There are billions throughout the world crying for liberty. Some sort of governance, of government, is impera"

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