Friday, December 19, 2008

Corrupt and dysfunctional government

I often wonder if people realize how corrupt our government really is. Rather than pointing out the issues, this time around, I thought I would give some quotes in history I received from a friend about government.

"To read without reflecting, is likened to eating without digesting" Edmund Burke

-ÒIn my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed...No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people. Ó [Source: 1828, in the preface to his American Dictionary of the English Language]

-ÓLet it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers just men who will rule in the fear of God,[Exodus 18:21]. . . . If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted . . . If our government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws. [Noah Webster, The History of the United States (New Haven: Durrie and Peck, 1832), pp. 336-337, 49]

"There is no nation on earth powerful enough to accomplish our overthrow. 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.
"When asked the question, "What is the greatest thought that ever passed through your mind?" Daniel Webster responded: "My accountability to God. Daniel Webster

Again, the very idea that God has no place in politics is purely a fabricated lie. The reason why the lie is perceived as truth is simply because it is easier; that people would rather live their lives without any acountability, morality, dignity or respect for one another. As our moral society crumbles I can only hope that it is not too late to awaken to see what we have done, to seek Gods face and heal or land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)

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