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The Root of our Nation’s Problem


By Bradlee Dean


It seems that everyone knows what the problems are with this nation – Obama’s healthcare plan, the homosexual agenda, abortion being funded, and our rights are being taken away.  People jump on the radio and talk, talk, talk, about policy and what “they” are doing, but they greatly err by forgetting to bring people back to our nation’s foundation.

Isaac Beall was a pastor during our founding fathers’ era.  He preached to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and the Legislature in Vermont, using Proverbs 29:2 as his principle text. “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn.” Beall also mentions that not only must rulers be virtuous but so must the great body of the people because "a virtuous people cannot be enslaved."

That’s right America!  The only reason we would be enslaved is because we put ourselves there.  We are not to sit idly by and expect the government we are supposed to keep in check to stay righteous.  We all need to put our own homes in order by obeying Christ, and then hold our officials’ feet to the fire.  This is the way to remain free. 

"I apprehend no danger to our country from a foreign foe . . . Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence, I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men, and become the instruments of their own undoing. Make them intelligent, and they will be vigilant; give them the means of detecting the wrong, and they will apply the remedy." 

— Daniel Webster


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