This post – comprised of 3 sections – is in chronological order; therefore, the ‘call to action’ appears first.

Sections:

1. A Call To Liberty – Message From 1787

2. God Has No Place In Government?

3. America’s ‘Progress’ Report

Let’s begin…

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1. A Call To Liberty – Message From 1787 (by Samuel Langdon)

(h/t: Patriot Freedom) Preserve your government with the utmost attention and solicitude, for it is the remarkable gift of Heaven. From year to year be careful in the choice of your representatives and all the higher powers of government.

Fix your eyes upon men of good understanding and known honesty; men of knowledge, improved by experience; men who fear God and hate covetousness; who love truth and righteousness, and sincerely wish the public welfare.

Beware of such as are cunning rather than wise; who prefer their own interest to everything; whose judgment is partial or fickle, and whom you would not willingly trust with your own private interests.

When meetings are called for the choice of your rulers, do not carelessly neglect them or give your votes with indifference … but act with serious deliberation and judgment, as in a most important matter, and let the faithful of the land serve you.

Let not men openly irreligious and immoral become your legislators; for how can you expect good laws to be made by men who have no fear of God … and who boldly trample on the authority of His commands?… If the legislative body is corrupt, you will soon have bad men for counselors, corrupt judges, unqualified justices, and officers in every department who will dishonor their stations…

Therefore be always on your guard against parties and the methods [of] unworthy men, and let distinguished merit always determine your vote. And when all places in government are filled with the best men you can find, behave yourselves as good subjects; obey the laws, [be] cheerfully subject to such taxation as the necessities of the public call for. Give tribute to whom tribute is due, custom to whom custom, fear to whom fear, and honor to whom honor [is due] as the gospel commands you.

Never give countenance to turbulent men, who wish to distinguish themselves and rise to power by forming combinations and exciting insurrections against government. For this can never be the right way to redress real grievances…

I call upon you also to support schools in all your towns, that the rising generation may not grow up in ignorance…. It is a debt you owe to your children and that God to whom they belong…

I call upon you to preserve the knowledge of God in the land and attend to the revelation written to us from Heaven.

If you neglect or renounce that religion taught and commanded in holy scriptures, think no more of freedom, peace, and happiness…

May the general government of these United States, when established appear to be the best which the nations have yet known, and be exalted by uncorrupted religion and morals. And may the everlasting gospel diffuse its Heavenly light and spread righteousness, liberty, and peace through the whole world.

Full message: HERE

Bio: (WikiSamuel Langdon (1723 – 1797) was a American Congregational clergyman and educator. After serving as pastor in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, he was appointed president of Harvard University in 1774. At Harvard, his ardent patriotism led him to adopt measures that were obnoxious to the Tory students [Loyalists to the King – Sad Hill], and although he endeavored to administer the government of the college with justice, his resignation was virtually compelled in 1780. In 1788, he was a delegate to the New Hampshire convention that adopted the Constitution of the United States, often led its debates, and did much to remove prejudice against the Constitution.

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2. God Has No Place In Government?

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3. America’s ‘Progress’ Report

Obama Tears Up The US Constitution

(Washington Times) The Constitution of the United States, whose adoption we celebrate every Sept. 17, clearly lists the powers of each branch of the national government. Let’s take a look at what Barack Obama, like any president, is empowered to do and see if it squares with his actions. In Article II, Section 1, he is sworn to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Section 2 names the president as commander in chief of the armed forces, grants him the power to make treaties with the advice and consent of the Senate and to appoint ambassadors, federal judges, Cabinet officials and other federal officers. Section 3 says the president “shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”

In his two years and nine months in office, President Obama has compiled a spectacular record of noncompliance with the Constitution. Here are just some of the ways his administration has failed to execute the laws while using raw, unauthorized power:

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(Courtesy The Obama File)

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA): On Feb. 23, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced that under Mr. Obama’s direction, the Justice Department would no longer defend DOMA, which is under attack in several federal courts. DOMA, which was passed by overwhelming majorities in Congress and signed into law by President Clinton in 1996, defines marriage for all federal purposes as the union of a man and a woman and allows states under the full-faith-and-credit clause not to be forced to recognize unions from other states that do not comport with their state marriage laws. Forty-five states have moved to strengthen their marriage laws, with 30 enacting constitutional amendments. Mr. Obama, who has played coy with the marriage issue while aggressively promoting the homosexual agenda, is violating his oath of office to appease the gay lobby.

The 15th Amendment: Under Mr. Obama, the Justice Department has effectively become a race-based enforcement unit. After New Black Panther Party members were caught on tape intimidating voters at a Philadelphia polling place in 2008, the Justice Department declined to defend the convictions and thus sent the message that baton-wielding thuggishness on Election Day is no big deal. Former Justice Department attorney J. Christian Adams, who laid out the case before the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, described the administration’s dismissal of charges as “lawless hostility toward equal enforcement of the law.”

Illegal Immigration: The Obama administration has ignored the illegal actions of “sanctuary cities” and sued the state of Arizona in July 2010 for enforcing federal law. Then, last month, the administration announced a new policy that, in effect, ends enforcement of illegal immigration, providing the illegal alien meets the requirements of the Dream Act, a bill Congress failed to pass. So, Mr. Obama is ignoring current federal law while creating rules based on a law that never passed.

“Cap and trade”: In 2010, the Senate rejected a sweeping environmental bill that would have created a massive federal carbon regulation system. Despite this, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it would treat carbon dioxide (the air we breathe out) as a pollutant and begin cracking down on America’s businesses and power plants. The EPA has become a law unto itself. The Obama administration also has ignored a federal judge’s ruling that it acted illegally in prohibiting new drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

Obscenity laws: The Obama administration, like the George W. Bush administration before it, has ignored federal laws against selling obscene materials, prosecuting only a handful of cases. Even though the law is clear and courts routinely hand down convictions, U.S. attorneys don’t bother to enforce the law anymore, given the direction from the top. The result is that the Internet is awash in illegal obscenity and even mainstream hotels peddle obscene materials via pay TV.

The Fifth Amendment: The Constitution guarantees that no one is deprived of his or her property without “due process of law” or “just compensation.” The National Labor Relations Board’s absurd order to the Boeing Co. not to open a newly built $750-million Dreamliner facility in right-to-work South Carolina, because unions in Boeing’s home state of Washington object, violates that guarantee. Even liberal New York Times columnist Joseph Nocera commented, “Seriously, when has a government agency ever tried to dictate where a company makes its products? I can’t ever remember it happening.”

The First Amendment: The NLRB struck again this year, declaring two Catholic universities – St. Xavier University in Chicago and Manhattan College in New York – not sufficiently “religious.” If the holdings stand, the schools may see the NLRB assert jurisdiction and rope the faculty and employees into a union election.

While ignoring laws that he is obligated to enforce, Mr. Obama has added other duties that would leave America’s Founders scratching their heads. As columnist Don Feder notes, “Right out of the gate, there was his salaam to the Saudi king and his declaration in the course of a 2009 speech at Cairo University that ‘I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.’ That’s in the Presidential-Responsibility-To-Fight-Negative-Stereotypes-Of-Islam section of the Constitution.”

More frightening is Mr. Obama’s heavy-handed seizure of the nation’s health care system and Obamacare’s unconstitutional mandate for everyone to purchase health insurance. Nowhere, not even in the much-abused commerce clause, does the Constitution give the government the right to force citizens to engage in commerce. If Obamacare is upheld, government bureaucrats can pretty much order us to do anything they want.

This list, which could be longer, should include Mr. Obama’s failure as commander in chief to lead our armed forces with honor. Can you imagine George Washington’s or Gen. George S. Patton’s response to the Obama administration’s doctoring of results of a troop survey, leaking misleading “findings” to the press, ignoring strong opposition by combat troops and ramming through a policy of homosexualizing the armed forces? This violates 235 years of tradition in the world’s finest military.

More: HERE

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Obama, ‘I’d like to work my way around Congress’: HERE

DictatorSpeak – Obama, ‘The idea of doing things on my own is very tempting’: HERE

Obama’s illegal war: HERE

Obama says, ‘There is going to be a tug-of-war within the US between those who see globalization as a threat, and those who accept it’: HERE

Obama removes Christian symbols at Georgetown University: HERE

Obama launches AttackWatch.com to kill ‘negative’ stories about Dear Leader: HERE

Obama meme: HERE

Wounded Marine, Clebe McClary, ‘too evangelical’ for USAFA prayer luncheon: HERE and HERE

‘Mikey’ Weinstein gets Franklin Graham disinvited from National Day Of Prayer: HERE

Rev. Franklin Graham banned from National Day of Prayer: HERE and HERE

Federal Judge prohibits prayer at Texas graduation – jail for those who refer to God: HERE

Oprah denies Jesus as the only way to salvation: HERE

When God punishes the human race: HERE

Destroying your hope: HERE

Weak-Kneed Christians: HERE

‘Amazing Grace’ – the global music sensation: HERE

h/t: Jim Kelly and my wife.

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23 Responses to A Call To Liberty

  1. Anonymous says:

    If we ever forget that we are one nation under GOD, then we will become a nation gone under……Ronald Reagan

  2. Jim Hlavac says:

    Well, its a good list of problems; but your DOMA thingy, well, that’s a little off. Here’s why, there’s no way that DOMA can be “enforced” for it doesn’t do anything. It creates no crime, it doesn’t authorize anyone to do anything; nor prohibit anyone from doing anything; nor can anyone be taken to court over it — the “law” merely prohibits the government from doing something which it is not going to do anyway — recognize real live gay couples which actually exist. It in essence says “Lalala you don’t exist.” And there’s still no way with this “unenforement” for gay couples to be recognized by the government to which we pay taxes. That would take quite a bit of change.

    Meanwhile, there’s still gay couples; and weirdly, because there’s no provision in family law for us, we turn to the commercial partnership laws to effect the legal things we need like home ownership; wills; medical directives; financial accounts, and even taxes if we own a business too, they file jointly as a “partnership” — in effect; the law has never been “enforced” for we gay couples just blithely did what we wanted with the laws we figured out how to use (it’s quite an industry, actually,) — and the government at every level recognizes the arrangements anyway — in direct contravention to the Fed-DOMA and all the little mini-DOMAs in the states — My friends Richard & Guy, together for 32 years, are recognized by my state as the “Partners” who own one of our bars here, and the state recognizes them as “Partners” who own their house. Same thing for James & Kyle, together 34 years. My state doesn’t enforce it’s “DOMA” — it takes the taxes from the “Partnership” it well recognizes; but says “doesn’t exist” in the same irrational breath.

    And the law is Orwellian named indeed (something which you rail about, the weird language of government, eh?) — it has not “defended” “preserved” or “protected” one single marriage between heteros — divorce and adultery, last I looked, were rampant; and some 40,000 heteros (moms, kids and dads,) are killed by other heteros annually; and abortion is not exactly kissy-huggy. The Jerry Springer show still has a full roster of guests who wrecked marriage & family beyond belief. The public welfare rolls are filled with heteros who have bollixed marriage, and not a gay person involved. I know who don’t like laws that don’t work — well, DOMA doesn’t do a thing to stop heteros from doing what you all do.

    What we gays have to do with any of that, I don’t know. But I guess, the point of the law, is that somehow, heteros are so insecure that for the government of us all to say there are gay couples, you all will either all go gay or ramp up what you are already doing. Beats me which. But I would think even you would think some things are just not defensible, no?

  3. Jim Hlavac says:

    Oh, yah — more weirdly, not a one of the DOMAs prevents us from using the word marriage, nor of getting a marriage ceremony from any church that will have us, nor does it stop any family from recognizing Jimmy & Mikey as married — and not a person can be taken to court over our use of the word, not the reality of our marriage — and willful blindness by my own government to the reality of my existence seems to be just pointless, don’t you agree? My hubby does. :)

    • Sad Hill says:

      Jim,

      In short, scripture is my moral guide. A life compass. A reference. A gift considering this fallen world.

      I have no doubt upon facing judgement day that there WILL BE things I was focused on that I shouldn’t have been, and things I ignored that I should have not.

      I am a sinner and I fear God.

      Watching the church – generally speaking – get softer as time passes, agonizes me to no end.

      Thru observations and readings – again, considering I have chosen scripture as my reference in discernment with matters right and wrong, and things eternal – there are Commandments God is very clear on.

      I believe – and I may be in the minority – Christianity does not equate to temporal prosperity. It is a walk…a journey…a test.

      Yet during times of prosperity, which America has experienced over numerous decades, God’s message has been twisted by some, making it relative to ‘Christian’ interpretation. Soft. Comfortable. Therein lies great danger.

      When God Punishes The Human Race:

      “God punished the human race by giving the human race what it wanted. People wanted idolatry and God let them have their idols. People wanted immorality, and God granted them their wish, etc. God punishes by letting people have what they want. The wickedness that permeates the world flows from the desire of man, not God. Because of their rebellion and hardness of heart, God punishes them by granting them their desire. God punishes wickedness with wickedness. If God grants you the desire of your heart and that desire runs counter to His revealed will, you are not experiencing His goodness, but rather His wrath. Never ask God for what you already know He does not want you to have.” — Walt Henrichsen

      http://sadhillnews.com/2010/09/20/when-god-punishes-the-human-race

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