I have been listening, reading, and debating the gun control issue for some time now. I have also done the same with our right to freedom of speech. One thing that many do not seem to understand, is the real cause of a violent society, violence against each other, and violence of our government against the people.
Yes, the U.S. Constitutional, Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence are fantastic and our society is unique in all the earth, but none of this matters unless we understand a very simple text, “Righteousness strengthens a nation, but lawlessness is the bane of any intelligent, rational society.” (a paraphrase of Old Testament Scripture.)
America is not nor every has been a “Christian” nation if one is to actually study the history of the Christian Faith. America was not designed to be a Christian nation based upon the fact that the first amendment of the Constitution says very clearly,
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Now from the very beginning, our founding fathers made it very clear that there could never be a law or set of laws that endorse nor prohibit the free exercise of ones faith whatever that may be. Yes, the founders of America were men of character, used the ten commandments to guide their daily lives, but they also had diverse beliefs and convictions on the questions of God, Church, salvation, Jesus et al. What was amazing in all of this is the fact that they all knew this, and because they also knew how we humans in our fallen state can be, they put into place a “law of the land” that would allow for real life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness… for all mankind (more on this latter.)
All of our rights, all of our liberties, all of our freedoms depend on our moral character as a nation period. If we as a government from the police officer to the President choose to infringe upon the people’s life, liberty, and their pursuit of happiness, then this is a character of immorality. If we as a people in our families, businesses, and communities choose to infringe on our neighbors life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, then we are an immoral people. This is the same for the unborn child in their mother’s womb, who has no way to protect its life and is at the mercy of their own mother.
If My People…will turn from their wicked ways
We as a people have not only turned and looked the other way when our neighbor’s religious liberty was taken away through taking prayer out of public schools, or castigate parents who will not allow their children to be vaccinated by vaccines that cause brain damage, and kill, we have become immoral. As the saying goes,
All that is needed for evil to prevail, is for good people to do nothing.
For far too long, we as a people have turned our backs on each other, neighbor fights against neighbor over petty things