"If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under." Ronald Reagan.
Americans are first and foremost a people of Faith. The Founding Fathers formed this nation according to the Judeo-Christian faith in one triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God's own natural laws serve as the basis for Declaration of Independence: "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." The Constitution protects these individual rights which flow from God's natural law. These tenets are non-negotiable because they are from a higher authority. The Founding Fathers did not make these priniciples up.
Liberalism opposes these Constitutional protections because liberalism is based upon the STATE'S rights over the people. Said differently, liberalism seeks to diminsh personal rights in favor of the government's power to rule. That is why liberals are desperately seeking to control major economic and social structures in the U.S. If they succeed, the government will gain tremendous power over individuals. And it will be very hard to undue the damage.
As Americans, as people of Faith, we must stand for individual rights. We must oppose an increase in government control at all levels in society because our foundation is one of INDIVIDUAL, personal rights given by God. Or as the Founders said more eloquently in the Declaration of Independence, all men are "endowed by their Creator with certain unalieneable rights, that among these are the Right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
So, at the very beginning of all endeavors, it is good to start as the Founders started this nation, as Congress starts its day -- with recognition of God the Creator, with thanksgiving to the Him who saw fit to give us the blessing of life in this greatest country of all time, America.
Take a moment to wave, nod your head or wink up at God with a whispered "thanks" before your work each day. Ask for His protection and guidance in what you do, big or small.
May God bless America.
Susan in Glendale