Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

John Adams


This month we celebrated America’s birthday, the 4th of July.  The significance of those who were willing to risk everything to see this great nation come into being cannot be over stated.  As part of our family celebration we discussed how the Declaration of Independence was passed on the 2nd of July and Independence declared the 4th of July.  The Constitution of the U.S. would be ratified 11 years later. Before it was passed, the Constitution had been scrutinized word by word.  Everyone involved understood what was in it; unlike today where our elected officials pass legislation without even reading it. Our founders were citizen legislators and public servants.  They stayed at home among their constituents and came to Washington to pass legislation only on an “as needed” basis.  They were not career politicians and power brokers.  In fact, many lost money through their service to our country.  They had character, strong moral values, and a healthy fear of God.

When I was a child, we celebrated the 4th of July with a parade, community cook out, fireworks and patriotic music.  The politicians today told our soldiers that due to sequestration, which was Obama’s idea, that there was no money to celebrate the 4th—this in spite of the fact that the politicians were spending over $600,000 to get more facebook likes and funding the president’s multi-million trip to Africa.   The political elites have forgotten the sacrifices made by our founding statesman years ago and that are still being made today by our military.  These sacrifices allow pampered politicians to lay their carefully coiffed heads on a soft pillow at night and sleep secure. It is not the rhetoric of self-serving politicians but the actions of statesman who are willing to sacrifice it all for the ideas of our Constitution that provides our freedom and liberty.

For years the progressives that were slowing taking over the Democratic Party methodically employed steps to dumb down the American populace.  Courses like Civics were no longer required in the public schools.  Consequently, young people now have no idea how their government works.  American government and U.S. History used to be required subjects for freshman in college but now they are just electives.  Add to this the liberal tripe that college professors pour into the mush-melon heads of college students and you end up with uninformed young people who believe everything the liberal media mavens tell them. Sadly many adults fall into this category as well.  The Obama worldwide apology tour and on-going  game of blame-the evil-U.S. diminish the great achievements of our founders.  Without students even realizing it, every ounce of patriotism is slowly but surely squeezed out of them.  They are so unaware they don’t even know to resist. They see no problem being told not to honor the American flag over the Mexican flag or flags of other nations, most don’t even know proper flag protocol. Patriotic songs and chants are banned so as to not insult “visitors” to our nation.  Our children today are made to feel guilty about American Exceptionalism.  There is no celebrating the great sacrifices of statesman and God’s providence that made America a great nation.

I want my children and family to know how important the 4th of July really is and what it cost our founders.  I also want my children to know the difference between the statesman who founded our nation and the politicians “ruling over” and “robbing” us and future generations.

No wonder the Tea Party is a threat to those currently running the U.S.  The Tea Party stands for some hard truths the current administration wishes to diminish or ignore.  The Tea Party is about transforming America by responsibly upholding the Constitution and the values our nation was founded on.  The problem is that Tea Party patriots are fighting progressive politicians in both political parties.  Politicians today are concerned only with holding onto power to control the government.  Our founding statesman willingly put their lives, fortunes and sacred honor on the line for all members of the new nation they were founding; a nation founded on a strong morals and a Judeo-Christian religious heritage.

Today our founders’ religion is demonized or diminished by the media and NEA.  There are no longer any statesmen in Washington, D.C.—just politicians.   The statesmen who founded our country went to our nation’s capital to pass legislation when necessary and to serve the American people. Politicians today pass legislation to pay off lobbyists, for personal gain, or more recently to see what is in it. This is Congress for sale.  Statesman pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor.  By contrast, politicians today want to run your life, make their fortune and take your fortune, and certainly have no honor as is demonstrated by the way they conduct themselves, sell their votes, pass porked-up legislation, and  blatantly lie to advance their agenda.

Many of our founding statesmen died bankrupt and poor as they sacrificed their fortunes for our nation.  Politicians today show up in Washington, D.C. without much and become millionaires.  Look into the finances of Reid, Pelosi, Obama, Kerry, McCain, McConnell, the Clintons, Lott, Graham, to name a just few.  Statesman willingly let go of power to allow someone else to serve. Politicians today are there forever.  They refuse to let go of power seat.   This month remember our founders and thank God for their commitment to the American people.  Pray for new statesman to emerge, a “moral and religious people” to get us back on track.  Contrast them with the shady politicians today that have no problem meeting privately to cut their shady deals with your fortune and no honor.