4 07 2012

Okay, I will take the challenge.  Today Starbucks Chairmen, Howard Shultz, invites Americans for a cup of coffee and conversation.  The conversation is about the America that we envision, about coming together to solve our mutual problems, not waiting or looking to the politicians in Washington. First of all, I am going to take him up on the cup free coffee because I just like good coffee.  Secondly, I do enjoy meaningful conversation with others in a relaxed environment.  On a side note Starbucks would do well to return to its original store model and flee the retail merchandising model.  So I lend my voice to the conversation #INDIVISIBLE. The Pledge of Allegiance, gives me my first inspiration.

“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”

The founding fathers of the United States on this day, July 4th, 1776, signed their lives, fortunes and honor away in the Declaration of Independence.  The Independence was from a despotic government being lead by a political leader who had lost his way.   Prayer, fasting, and bended knee before Almighty God gave these men the humility they needed to forge through their differences and formulate “A more perfect Union.”

The God of the Bible was their inspiration.  The lessons taught in the Holy Scriptures gave them guidance as they formulated the principles upon which they built this nation.  These men were great men, deeply convicted to seek the welfare of the people of the United States.  We would do well to follow their lead.

Before engaging in national dialogue on our many problems let’s identify what does separate us.  At the very root of our current division of an INDIVISIBLE nation is that we have rejected that we are a nation “UNDER GOD.”

As a democratic republic we must elect leaders to represent us in Congress and the Presidency who will fashion our laws and help lead us.  We have a President who believes he is above the law and can decide NOT to enforce the will of the people simply because he disagrees with it.  We have many Representatives who have forgotten they are “Public SERVANTS,” many are in it for the prestige and power.  Our leaders mock those who bend their knee in prayer and fasting seeking a favor of the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob as our founding fathers did!  How can these then lead us to be ONE NATION UNDER GOD?

So, let’s begin this dialogue with prayer.  Today, when I get my cup of coffee at Starbucks, I will bow my head publicly and pray out loud to God thanking Him for this wonderful nation called the United States of America.  I will ask Him to search my heart to see if there be any wicked way in me.  I will humbly acknowledge that insight and seek His face to empower me to overcome it.  Then and only then will I be equipped to engage in national conversation.

Let’s talk together as a nation as to how we can contribute to winning this election and ridding DC of politicians who wish to re-invent America in their own image, into a Socialist State that impinges on the freedom of the people.  LIBERTY AND JUSTICE require TRUTH.  TRUTH is morally absolute and not relative to situation.



6 responses

4 07 2012
Terry Golden

Here here! Well said. And I think you’ve said it all.

4 07 2012
Guy C. Carey

Thank you. I am sure that I did not say it all but I think I have said something! 🙂 I appreciate your comment.

4 07 2012

“Politicians who wish to re-invent America…” – let the record speak for itself. Wall Builders documents 55 official instances of anti-Biblical behavior by the current administration. http://www.wallbuilders.com/LIBissuesArticles.asp?id=106938

The Word they oppose says this: “There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” And, “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life.”

Our Founders knew this unique Way which alone stands in Truth and leads to Life. Our 6th President, John Quincy Adams, wrote these words in an 1837 Independence Day speech:

“While offering your tribute of thanksgiving to the Creator of all worlds, for the bounties of his Providence lavished upon your fathers and upon you… turn your final reflections inward upon yourselves, and say: – These are the glories of a generation past away, – what are the duties which they devolve upon us?”

JQ Adams continues by quoting Jesus as he read Isaiah’s messianic prophesy: “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken hearted; to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound!”

Adams says, “The progress of the accomplishment of the prophecy is slow. It has baffled the hopes, and disappointed the wishes, of generation after generation of men. Yet, observe well the history of the human family since the birth of the Savior, and you will see great, remarkable, and progressive approximations towards it. Such is the prevalence, over so large a portion of the race of man, of the doctrines promulgated by Jesus and his apostles, – lessons of peace, of benevolence, of meekness, of brotherly love, of charity, – all utterly incompatible with the ferocious spirit of slavery. Such is the total extirpation of the licentious and romantic religion of the heathen world. Such is the incontrovertible decline and approaching dissolution of the sensual and sanguinary religion of Mahomet [Mohommed]…”

Adams closes, saying the Declaration places the same urgency upon us to respond to the broken hearted, the captives, the bound, as Isaiah’s words placed on Jesus: “In both there is shadowed forth a future improvement in the condition of our race, – an improvement of good tidings to the meek; of comfort to the broken hearted; of deliverance to the captives; of the opening of the prison to them that are bound. Turn then your faces and raise your hands to God, and pray that, in the merciful dispensations of his providence, he would hasten that happy time. Turn to yourselves, and, in the Declaration of Independence of your fathers, read the command to you, by the unremitting exercise of your highest energies, to hasten, yourselves, its consummation!”

4 07 2012
Guy C. Carey

Sir, you ever wow me with your depth of insight. thank you for your contribution to the conversation to take back America.

4 07 2012
John Hansen

Good words Ps. Guy and Eric. Part of the solution is overcoming our fear of speaking the truth. John Basil Barnhill said this in a debate on socialism back in 1914: “Where the people fear the government, we have tyranny. Where the government fears the people, we have liberty.” Political correctness is America’s worst enemy. It neutralizes truth and courage. May God grant us the boldness of our apostolic fathers and our American Founders to speak what needs to be spoken.

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