by Pastor Chuck Baldwin.
Based on my study of the Declaration, Constitution, Bill of Rights and the copious supplemental writings of the Founding Fathers, here, I believe, are the principles upon which America was founded:
- That man is created equal under God, and as such, human life is a sacred gift of God.
- That the Natural rights of the individual are unalienable and superior to the will of the state.
- That government exists to protect the Natural rights and liberties of man, not to provide man with public benefits and favors.
- That a man is innocent until proven guilty, that he has the Natural right to a trial by jury and the right to a defense attorney.
- That people have a Natural right to choose their own form of government.
- That individuals have a Natural right and duty to bear arms for their own protection.
- That the power and reach of the central government needs to be limited, being held in check by independent sovereign states and a well regulated and fully equipped militia.
- That religious liberty is the core of America’s freedoms.
- That the people have a Natural right and duty to alter or abolish any government that has become tyrannical.
- That America would always be a constitutional republic.
- That only sound money would be used as legal tender so as to keep the federal government from amassing excessive debt.
- That America would always promote and protect a free market economy with limited governmental interference.
- That a man’s home is his castle and his personal property can never be seized except by arduous due process.
- That a free society depends upon the acceptance and application of God’s Natural Laws relating to the pursuit of happiness and peace, upon governmental adherence to the Law of Nations and upon upholding our Creator’s foundational moral code relating to human behavior.
- That Liberty depends upon the unfettered exercise of the Christian faith, including strong, uninhibited preaching from America’s pulpits.
Looking objectively at the above list, one could make a good argument to support the position that the United States of America no longer exists. What we are fighting for now are but the vestiges of a free country — a fight I will NEVER abandon, by the way. I repeat the words of John Quincy Adams, who on August 2, 1826, gave the eulogy for the two men most responsible for our Declaration, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, who had both died on July 4 of that year (the 50th anniversary of the Declaration):
“INDEPENDENCE NOW AND INDEPENDENCE FOREVER.”
Here is the complete column from which this post is excerpted:
I love this Message:
House of Stone
Now for the truth…
What is going on??? the US has broken her covenant with God…the covenant that George Washington made with Almighty God, the creator of heaven and earth and all it contains…and since the US has broken her oath of following all of God’s ways…the Lord God has no choice except to bring judgment upon the US….read below for the words of President Washington…a most humble man…
now buckle up and get strapped in tight for the party has just begun…you wanted debauchery, you wanted sin upon sin upon sin…well now the Lord has come to repay for the sins of the US and forsaking Him…
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George Washington’s Covenant with God
April 30, 1789
New York City
The debate was over. The arguments had been presented. The federalists supported this new document because they believed it was necessary for this young nation to prosper. On the other hand, the anti-federalists feared that the new constitution gave to much power to the federal government. Would states lose their autonomy once this new document was ratified? After four grueling months of debate the new constitution was ratified and the states had to decide who would be their first president.
George Washington was chosen unanimously as the new nation’s first president without a single dissenting vote. Now once again, after wishing to end his life of service to his country and retire back to his farm, Washington again answer’s the call to serve his country. For George Washington was truly a man who did not seek power. In fact, he detested power. He sought personal honor. But he never sought accolades. He believed in service to his country.
It was time for George Washington to go to the new nation’s capital, which was in New York, and accept another responsibility and trust that was bestowed upon him. For George Washington was truly a man whom was trusted by the people of the United States. For the thirteen states would have never accepted the new constitution if Washington had not given it his seal of approval.
The young nation feared a strong central government. They feared the new Constitution would create a government that would trample on their rights. They feared another monarchy. For what good was the revolution if a new monarchy at home would replace the old monarchy abroad?
The thirteen states were apprehensive at first in ratifying this new Constitution. And there was only one man whom could put their minds at ease. That man was George Washington. The only man whom they would entrust with this new power.
Washington gave the very first presidential oath and the very first inaugural address. On that cool, April Day in New York City Washington also followed in the footsteps of the Biblical heroes of old making a covenant with God. David. Solomon. Josiah.
God honors covenants. He would always keep His end of the bargain. George Washington knew that.
The question is would the United States of America keep hers?
Robert Livingston administered the very first presidential oath of office of this new nation. He was New York’s state Chancellor.
Washington opened the Bible at random to Genesis 49. Washington placed his left hand upon the open Bible. Washington raised his right hand. Washington then proceeded to take the following oath:
“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of the President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So help me God.”
Washington then bent over and in an act of reverence for His God whom saved him so many times before, he kissed the Bible.
Chancellor Livingston proclaimed, “It is done!” Livingston then turned to those who were assembled as eyewitnesses to history and shouted, “Long live George Washington – the first President of the United States!”
George Washington then went inside Federal Hall to the Senate Chamber and delivered the first ever Inaugural Address. Washington opened his address with prayer:
“It would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official Act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the Universe, who presides in the Councils of Nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that his benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the People of the United States, a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes.”
“No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency. And in the important revolution just accomplished in the system of their United Government, the tranquil deliberations and voluntary consent of so many distinct communities, from which the event has resulted, cannot be compared with the means by which most Governments have been established, without some return of pious gratitude along with an humble anticipation of the future blessings which the past seem to presage. These reflections, arising out of the present crisis, have forced themselves too strongly on my mind to be suppressed. You will join with me I trust in thinking, that there are none under the influence of which, the proceedings of a new and free Government can more auspiciously commence.”
Then Washington made a covenant with the God of the universe saying:
“Since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained: And since the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the Republican model of Government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.”
In his address Washington made it clear that no nation can expect to be blessed by God (propitious smiles of Heaven) if they turn away from Him. (disregards the eternal rules of order and right) If a nation forgets God she will lose the blessing that God has given her.
Representing the nation, Washington made a promise that the United States of America would follow God. If she ever broke her promise then she would lose God’s blessing and protection. God would keep His promise. He always kept His promises. Only one question remained:
Would the United States of America keep hers?
Today, if we are honest, truly honest with ourselves, we should be willing to admit to the heavens above we have forsaken God as a Nation that was once blessed by the Almighty God. And the Lord God Almighty has no choice but to forsake us as the United States of America by the covenant made to the Lord by General Washington, The President and leader of the United States.
George Washington may be gone…but the covenant still stands in the eyes of God for a covenant can only end when one of the parties dies, for George was our representative and placed the US under the oath of the covenant …and the US seems to be on her death bed….
I’m not sure what Independence we are celebrating, while the thugs in DC are shredding the Bill of Rights.