226 years ago yesterday… America became a Constitutional Republic. Does this matter? Does this change or impact a biblical responsiveness from Christians who live as American citizens? How should believers in America be involved in holding on to a Constitutional Republic?
Maybe this blog will be of use to you as you think through these things…
Remembering the Birth of Our Constitutional Republic by Trey Mays
Trey Mays is the CEO and Publisher of The Truth Dispatch, and a Christian conservative political commentator.
The birth of our former Constitutional Republic was 226 years ago today. Once these United States of America won our independence, we began the process of writing a Constitution for our new nation. At the end of the Constitutional Convention that wrote the original Constitution that we have today, a woman asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got – a Republic or a Monarchy?” Franklin then said, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” Well we lost our Constitutional Republic decades ago to an out of control federal bureaucracy and judicial activism.
Today, 226 years after we became a Constitutional Republic, we remember the original Constitution and the form of government and society our Founding Fathers built for future American generations to enjoy. However, remembering the Constitutional Republicanism that was intended to protect and defend the natural and unalienable rights to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness that we declared our independence over is no longer enough. America is at a crossroads.
Either we can continue going down the path of destruction to eventual collapse like the empires of the past, or the American people can stand up for Life, Liberty, and Property. Restoring Constitutional Republicanism is the only sure path to renewing our belief in the unalienable rights to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. Only if we the people remain tireless and irate can we rebuild the American Republic that the Framers originally constructed for us.
We must first educate ourselves in our nation’s history and in the timeless principles that our great country was built. We must learn from the mistakes of past societies, and learn from where we strayed. Educating the next generation and ourselves is important, so that we know how to return to the first principles and build an America worthy of our Founding Fathers. Learning about the original meaning of our Constitution will also give us the Constitutional pathway for restoring America’s first principles.
Staying informed and active citizens on the current actions of our federal government will allow us to better confront the stupidity of those in power. The best way we, as informed citizens, can discern the actions of our government is continuously read the original Constitution and to ask ourselves if the government actions are a federal responsibility. Politicians cannot continue to lie to a better-informed citizenry. We can better use our knowledge of what the federal government is doing to hold the leaders we elect to represent us accountable to the nation’s first principles.
Let us make the year of 2013 be the year that we march our country back to being the Constitutional Republic the Framers intended. We must never forget the first principles that build our American Republic. It will take the American people to remain tireless and irate if we are going to restore Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness in our exceptional republic. It is time that we alter and abolish the nanny state the Progressives have built, and replace it with the Constitutional Republic our Founding Fathers originally built.
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