The older I get the more I stand in awe of the Founding Fathers of this glorious nation. Think of it. They wrote a Constitution that has stood for almost 250 years. At the time they didn’t even envision our two-party political system. As they worked by candlelight or lamps fueled with whale oil, they could not imagine America with jet airplanes and cell phones and television and the Internet and instant communication. They were not fortune tellers. They did not read tea leaves to predict the future.
Remember, there had never been an outline for a representative/republic country before. All the world was ruled by Kings and despots. And yet they devised the greatest document since the Magna Carta. How, then, was it possible for them to devise such an enduring and complete blueprint for how a country should be run? All they had for guidance were the laws of England, and they had just fought a war to make the new land independent of the English Empire. Instead of a King hey wanted the people to have control of their government. How did they know this would work? It had NEVER been tried before. They did offer George Washington, the leader in the fight for independence and our first president, the title of “King” and he wisely turned it down. That was not what he and his rag tag army had fought and died for.
So, what was it that guided the hands and minds of that little group of men who forged his layout for the future of the 13 tiny colonies?
I firmly believe that they were guided by the hand of God. How else could they have the wisdom to know that what they were doing would hold a nation together through wars and the sins of men for centuries to come?
There are people who scoff at the thought of God having a hand in forming this country, when it is run by men who all share the same human faults. Men with ulterior motives. Men, and women, with no thought but to enrich themselves.
But do you have a better explanation? We are still here. We still try to live up to the demands of the Constitution. Do we fail? Of course, we do. Our country of 300 million people has 300 million ideas of what is right and what is wrong. But in the long run, our Constitution lives on and though it may take time, Right will always win out over Wrong. The Constitution is as good today was it was almost 250 years ago. What else do you know that has stood this test of time? Nothing!
God has truly blessed this nation. We need to carefully protect what He has given us. We must choose out leaders wisely and not on emotion alone. Leaders who truly love this country and its people. We are not stupid as the media portrays us. We know the politicians who have betrayed the trust we put in them. We must remove them and replace them with good and true patriots. In the words of Winston Churchill at the height of WW-II “We will never, never, never…give up!”