Some see, few know, many choose to wander aimlessly in a fog, devoid of sunlight. I seek the light of day and leave the others to their chosen realm of ignorance. They are the ones who have brought this great nation down. I write only for the benefit of those who possess the courage required to restore our birthright.

Monday, August 25, 2014

THE SILENT MAJORITY - SILENT NO MORE Submitted by Shannon Ward


As an American I was brought up believing in the founding of our nation; Based on the certainty that we have certain rights as citizens of this great nation. These rights are expressed in a document called The Bill of Rights, the first 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Those amendments are designed to protect us from a government that would infringe on the rights of the individuals. They are there to protect us when we express our individualism of thought, speech, and yes, our freedom to worship as we believe, without being told what religion to follow, or how to worship as we see fit. those amendments contain provisions that would protect us from abuse and or what they referred to as "subversive of good order" or "broke out into overt acts against peace and good order,"  (Separation of Church and State, What the Founders Meant.)  by David Barton.

Since the inception of the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution, the rights and our freedoms have been slowly eroded away by those coming after the framers. They have chosen to subvert the intention of the rights as outlined. This includes our right to our freedom of religion and also attempting to muzzle those of us who speak out in defense of it. They are also trying to deprive us of our right to bear arms, which is our protection to keep the rest of our freedom and remain free citizens and not become subjects as our ancestors were and left the old world behind, for the New World and the freedom they desired.  

The attack on our freedom is evident in everyday life in this day and age of "enlightenment." Our forefathers fought and many died to forge this nation as a free society, where the opportunity to prosper, own land, and worship, was worth dying for. Many fought for the freedom from a government that infringed on the ability to even worship God. As a Christian nation we referred to "The Seven Principles of the Judeo-Christian Ethic" ethics, that included The Dignity of Human Life, The Traditional Monogamous Family, A National Work Ethic, The Right to a God-Centered Education, The Abrahamic Covenant, Common Decency, and last but not least - Our Personal Accountability to God. (The American Patriot's Bible, by Dr. Richard G. Lee)

Personal Accountability to God. This means that we know that our actions in this life, will reflect how we view the consequences, good or bad when we stand before God. This is from my view as a Christian; not a perfect Christian, but a believer who believes in the foundation that is based in Christian values, morals, and ethics, a person who was raised on the principles of the Ten Commandments; commandments from God that taught us the values of being a good citizens and good human beings.  

On a Sunday in the year of 1776 the Reverend Peter Muhlenberg stood before his congregation.  He chose for the days sermon Ecclesiates 3. 'To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven; a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck what is planted'.  He continued on his sermon. "Coming to the end of his sermon, Reverend Muhlenberg turned to his congregation and said, 'In the language of the holy writ, there was a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away.'  As those assembled looked on, Pastor Muhlenberg declared, 'There is a time to fight, and that time is now coming!' Muhlenberg then proceeded to remove his robes revealing, to the shock of his congregation, a military uniform."

He then moved to the back of his church and asked "Who among you are with me?" 300 men joined their pastor on that day to fight for the freedom we have today. (The Black Robe Regiment--A Portrait In Miniature--Reverend Peter Muhlenberg.  Heritage of the Founding Fathers.com.)

In the next few weeks we will explore the decline of our freedom as it pertains to our religion as Christians.  The fact that now we as Christians can not freely express our beliefs in places such as our schools. The removal of the Ten Commandments from our court houses, crosses from our monuments for our military who died defending The Constitution they swore an oath to uphold and defend; the very Constitution that gave us the right to freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. According to some, our veterans cannot even have clergy present for their burial because they claim it is supposed to be separation of church and state. By the way, that is not what The Constitution says. We have clergy in the military that are no longer allowed to carry out their duties as theologians. The attempts to remove Bibles from Walter Reed Hospital, not even allowing families to bring their own Bibles, as a result denying comfort for the Christian service men and women injured defending our nation and Constitution, and the Navy hotels that were removing the Bibles from the rooms for those staying there.

These are all attacks on Christians; one chip at a time. Now our churches will be subject to the IRS attempts to attack churches and their ability to follow their religious doctrines that would include the sanctity of marriage and opposition to abortion. Both could be viewed as political statement and could loose our churches their ability to maintain tax exempt status.  

With this in mind I wish to continue the lessons of Ecclesiates 3. In verse 7 the lesson is "A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak. I am choosing to speak and be silent no more.

Suggested Reading...

WHERE IS OUR HUMANITY? Submitted by Shannon Ward
Islam Has Contributed to the Fabric of Our Country: So Obama Says - Submitted by Shannon Ward
WHERE ARE WE HEADED? Submitted by Shannon Ward

1 comment:

  1. " I am choosing to speak and be silent no more."
    Thank you Shannon.

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