Great men and women of renown who were a part of the emerging population of those seeking Liberty from Great Britain during the colonial period were motivated by noble ideals. Many of which centered around not having to rely upon the central government to run or dominate over every aspect of our lives. This way of thinking first emerged during the time of Moses. He was leading the children of Israel after securing freedom from Egypt. Moses was jubilant over the new life of no longer being under the abusive will of Egypt’s brutal pharaohs. But he became overrun by the concerns of his three million fellow children of Israel.
Day in and day out, from early morning until late at night Moses would hear the concerns, complaints and questions of his fellow citizens. In time the huge onslaught of citizens inflicted a physical and mental stain upon him. His father in law Jethro came to the rescue with a very wise solution. He suggested to Moses that he search amongst the people and find men of good standing. He then told Moses to break the people up into groups of various sizes, depending upon the circumstances. People were learning not to depend on one central governing figure. They began to understand that Moses was not the only one with answers to the issues of life, ranging from governance to personal squabbles.
On top of that, both Moses and his brother Arron did their best to keep the people focused with gratitude toward God. After all, it was he who parted the Red Sea allowing them to make their great escape from the tyranny of Egypt. Eventually, the children of Israel faced the giants in the promised land that God told them they would be able to take from the giants in the land. At first, doubters clouded their vision and caused a major setback. In time as God had promised, the bodies of every complainer and doubter laid decaying in the desert.
As the story goes, the children of Israel grow in faith and take the land promised to them by God and the rest is history. Likewise, with our own beloved republic, it took great faith and courage for the colonists to even dare to take on the British Empire and win the land and liberty for themselves. The founders were quite familiar with the Old Testament Jewish tribes who toppled those who seemed to be more powerful than they. It was Their recognition of God’s plan of true liberty that gave the American underdogs the eventual upper hand and ultimate victory. Not only for themselves, but for the benefit of all people everywhere to learn from and benefit from the principles enacted to build this shining city on a hill nation of greatness.
The word Liberty doesn’t mean unbridled freedom, but rather freedom with responsibility. Meaning, just like the children of Israel, with recognized responsibility they had skin in the game. Thus, they were motivated by rational self interest, faith and the wisdom to get the job done, not just for the state, but for themselves as well. The Noble Heritage of the United States of America is ensconced in the faith, wisdom and willingness of the people to reject the concept of a bossy centralized Godless government lacking providential wisdom. On July 3, 1776, the day after Congress approved the wording of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail, reflecting on what he had shared in Congress and, with prophetic insight, declaring the importance of that day.
I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows games, sports, guns, bell, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of the continent to the other, from this time forward forever. In conclusion, the real reason behind America’s Noble Heritage is an unrelenting faith in God and adherence to his will and wisdom. If not, our republic will slide back into utter decline and failure. The choice is ours, I pray the right choice is made. Join me during the Ron Edwards Experience Fridays at 4:00 PM ET, 1:00 PM PT emanating from flagship station KCKQ AM 1180 Reno, Nv. and worldwide via americamatters.us and SHRMEDIA.COM.
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