By Ron Edwards
May 19, 2017
The first president of our republic, George Washington stated, “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” A nation is made great by it’s people and their values. What is taught to one generation usually dictates the direction will take in the next. It has also been said that a nation rises and falls on its leadership or lack therein. Throughout the Bible, it is noted that when ancient Israel had a king who reverenced God and held the word of God in high esteem, the apple of God’s eye nation prospered.
But if Israel was saddled with a king who did not respect the principles enumerated in God’s instructions, life within the country was often full of misery. A prime example of that scenario today is Venezuela. For many years, that onetime prosperous nation diminished under communist regimes that were governed in total opposition of God given unalienable rights of individuals. In fact, God’s beneficial principles regarding everything ranging from economics, private property, overall prosperity and national security has rendered the people of that beaten down country helpless, with no hope for a better life in sight.
Venezuela was a proud and prosperous democracy, became the oldest to collapse into communist authoritarianism since World War Two. Power grabs and the overall trashing of the rights of the people have led to massive protests and brutal dictatorial crackdowns against the people. The awful communist regime has even invited in murderous Islamic terrorists to help shoot starving Venezuelan citizens who simply desire to support their families and feed their children.
American history is chalk full of examples showing faith in God and appreciation for the Bible provided the basis for the founding of our republic. One fact is undeniable: The Bible has been one of the greatest influences on many of America’s presidents. So just to appease the progressive haters of America for a few seconds, I will say that America was not perfect. But being perfect according to certain people with warped moral and leftist political beliefs is not the issue here.
King David of ancient Israel is still revered as the greatest leader in that nations storied history, despite a few mega missteps. In fact, Yahweh call David a man after his own heart. Why? You might ask. Simply because of his deep love and reverence for our creator. Despite King David’s foibles, it was always his deep desire to build up the nation of Israel and be a blessing to the people whom he loved deeply. King David did not, nor would he knowingly allow those who were on a mission to undermine Israel to get away with such madness.
In our nation, it was president Calvin Coolidge, a man who not only respected the word of God but also governed according to Constitutional mandates. He stated: “the strength of our country is the strength of its religious convictions. The foundations of our society and our government rests so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be to support them if faith in those biblical teachings would cease to be practically universal in our society.
It was president Ronald Reagan who acknowledged “inside the Bibles pages lie all the answers to all of the problems man has ever known.” It is my firm belief that the enduring values presented within the pages of the Bible have great meaning for each of us individually and for our nation as a whole.” The Bible can touch our hearts, order our minds and refresh our souls.
Unfortunately, the current Saul Alynski anti liberty, bigoted anti-Christian, pro socialist agenda being fueled by a hatred President Trump is rooted in a much deeper hatred for America becoming greater than she has ever been. Those in opposition to that goal understand that our liberties, free market economic principles and subsequent blessings are partially engrained within the belief in the irrefutable same Biblical word and Providential guidance that helped to make America the envy of the world.
Despite the current bigoted progressive war against the Trump administration, I remain optimistic about the future of our republic. Mainly because millions of Americans have and continue rising to thwart the vendetta against President Trump in different ways. Many are praying for America, others are teaching their children the truth regarding the good aspects of American history. Many of us in the media are working together and separately in the effort to tell the truth regarding the issues of the day. The deplorables are fighting back and are letting the president know he is not alone in the political civil war between those who want America to be a blessed and prosperous republic and those who seek to either drag her into globalism or destroy her.
The progressives see president Trump as an enemy because he has dared to remind Americans that “we worship God, not the government.” They have been trying since the days of John Dewey to kill God and destroy our national connection to the one who shed his grace upon America. I am happy to say, at this time they shall ultimately fail. I am personally asking you to call the president’s opinion line 202.456.111 and let him know you have his back and are joining the pushback against those who seek to kill, steal and destroy our exceptional nation way of life. God Bless You, God Bless America and May America Bless God. You shall now be blessed by The Edwards Notebook commentary on High Plains Pundit and SHR media every day.
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