(If I knew how to write code I'd have a cute little button with a flag on it or something. That's on my bucket list--learning to write code, that is, not cute little buttons. )
Here's the deal. This is probably gonna bum some of you out. I've decided to dedicate my Friday posts to discussing the principles of freedom.
Hey, you there, the one that's just about to click to a different blog...please hear me out.
The other day Wes was having a conversation with someone-who-shall-remain-nameless and they were discussing (read: arguing) about the ridiculous stimulus bill that was just passed. Wes was saying that you can't give a tax "cut" to someone who doesn't pay taxes...it's called "welfare" people. So the someone-who-shall-remain-nameless says "I just think we need to return to what our founding father's believed."
So, let me get this straight. This person believes that our founding fathers advocated welfare for the masses. Allow me to quote Benjamin Franklin--
"I am for doing good to the poor, but...I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observed...that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer. "
Wow. We as a nation are so disconnected from our roots that we don't even know what the founders believed anymore. So it occured to me that what we need is some education. I don't claim to know everything about the founding fathers but I do read a lot about them. I've decided that it's my responsibility to share the things I learn with you, my bloggy friends, because friends shouldn't let friends be ignorant.
So, I know what you're probably thinking. As Christians we should be more concerned about reaching the lost. This government stuff is so secular, so worldy. As Christians, we should be about the Lord's business. I submit to you that protecting our Constitution IS the Lord's business. Our right to worship as we please depends on it. Do you realize that we the people are liberty's last line of defense?
You and me.
And we're going into battle unarmed.