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Called on the people of New Hampshire . . .
to confess before God their aggravated transgressions and to implore His pardon and forgiveness through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ . . . [t]hat the knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ may be made known to all nations, pure and undefiled religion universally prevail, and the earth be fill with the glory of the Lord.


Josiah Bartlett




Rendering thanks to my Creator for my existence and station among His works, for my birth in a country enlightened by the Gospel and enjoying freedom, and for all His other kindnesses, to Him I resign myself, humbly confiding in His goodness and in His mercy through Jesus Christ for the events of eternity.26


[Governments] could not give the rights essential to happiness… We claim them from a higher source: from the King of kings, and Lord of all the earth.27

John Dickinson


Both Dickinson and Bartlett were Founders of America, and signed either the Declaration of Independence or Constitution.  Both were men of moral probity.  Both understood that a nation without virtue was doomed.  Both would be abhorred by today's environment. 

When the Revolutionary War was fought, marriage was intact, and the Church was a bastion of America.  Harvard, Yale, Princeton and the many Ivy League Schools understood the first part of education was educating the manners.  Today, they have lost sight of that, and are educating menaces to society like Obama and Hillary.

Had our values been around in 1776, America would have easily been destroyed in 30 years.  We could not have lasted.

The values of Marxism, profanity, pornography, debauchery, anti-God, heathenism, libertinism, lechery, abortion, contraception, fornication, adultery, lying, deceit, theft, have corrupted America.  Churches are dying, and have been invaded by the pernicious Marxist habits of contraception, porn, and sexual sin.  Marriage is a disgraceful joke.  56% of marriages end in divorce, and even the marriages that last seldom pursue the entire purpose of the sex drive, marriage and children.  Americans are being cheated out of their destiny.  Just like the Indians sold their land for cheap trinkets, Americans are being suckered out of their nation by refusing to have kids, and being convinced that it's virtuous to pay attention to fairy tales like climate change and overpopulation.  Demography is destiny.  

A 28 year old Abraham Lincoln, with only 1 year of formal education, mind you, said this, '

How then shall we perform it?--At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it?-- Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never!--All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.

At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.'


Even Machiavelli understood virtue was necessary for good government, '"Machiavel, discoursing on these matters, finds virtue to be so essentially necessary to the establishment and preservation of liberty, that he thinks it impossible for a corrupted people to set up a good government, or for a tyranny to be introduced if they be virtuous; and makes this conclusion, 'That where the matter (that is, the body of the people) is not corrupted, tumults and disorders do not hurt; and where it is corrupted, good laws do no good:' which being confirmed by reason and experience, I think no wise man has ever contradicted him."
Algernon Sidney


"[I]f vice and corruption prevail, liberty cannot subsist; but if virtue have the advantage, arbitrary power cannot be established."
Algernon Sidney

Many wonder at why I am so severe against profanity, obscenity, and filth on WB.  It is because those are all behaviors incompatible with virtue, and they always lead to the slavery of nations.

It is time to restore the virtue we once had to marriage and the church, lest we become the slaves that those Christians in the Middle East shortly before Muhammad came along in the 600's, soon became.  The ancient churches of Thessalonica, Phillippi, Galatia, Colossians, and Ephesians are now, often, located in Islamic Lands. Lured away from their heritage by pleasure and power, they soon reaped the consequences of what they sowed.




Kara Wood Added Jan 12, 2019 - 10:50pm
You continue to rage againt profanity and porn on the internet yet support a President who continues to use profanity, cheats on his wives with many women, including a porn star and a Playboy bunny.  He i the antithesis of virtue.  Shouldn't you ask more of our leaders than of those commenting on the internet?
Thomas Napers Added Jan 13, 2019 - 3:11am
Your problem is that you equate profanity, obscenity and filth to things that are not.  If the solution to what ails society is more religion, I have some bad news to report, we are far less religious now than ever before.
If you insist on fighting for Christians of this world, providing access to life in America for the millions of Christians fleeing Mexico and South America, sounds like a good place to start.  Or do you have no virtue?
Thomas Sutrina Added Jan 13, 2019 - 4:49pm
Ryan I know you would like the broadcast of "Steve Deace"  he is podcast as a daily internet radio for free.  And has been part of the video web cast from Conservative Review TV which has merged with Glenn Beck web station The Blaze.  12 noon EST or on demand starting some hours afterward. 
The foundation for the revolution was created by the preachers in the colonies. And it took about a century of effort to get where they were in 1770. "1687 Wise rallied his parishioners to protest and resistant taxes, royal governor, Edmund Andros had him arrested, convicted and fined. As an Andros official explained, "Mr. Wise, you have no more privileges Left you then not to be Sold for Slaves." Calvin Coolidge referred to him as one of the inspirations for the Declaration of Independence.  see Wikipedia   
What we are seeing is the fruit of a similar effort by the socialist that called themselves progressive  in the late 1800's.  Regressive would have been more accurate.  They have spoken from the podiums to their audiences and by repetition have turn the big lie into a dogma of Socialism, a religion by all measures. 
Ryan your calling for the religious institutions to step up to the challenge but the Judaeo-Christian preachers have been told to not get involved.  To give ground to the religion of Socialism and Islam.  This reaches to the top, Pope of the Roman Catholic Church included.  That has left the door open for heretics to appear on our TVs and radios.  The heresies presented are centuries old.  
The good sign is that the churches are empty because the people know what has value and what does not.  The people are discerning.
We just have to look at the exponential growth of popularity of Dr. Jonathan Peterson's book, lectures and interviews that have been viewed by people world wide in large numbers.  Have your spent some time viewing his youtube videos.   The viewers are the next generation with the median age in the 20's.  He presents a logical but totally Christian appropriate message.   He is laying the foundation for a revival of the morals and principles of a Judaeo-Christian  society. 
Try this recent release out
Ryan he presents his approach for being successful.  How to handle the attacks and tactics of the believers in Socialism.   If you have not got it your not gaining any ground.  
Nobody's Sweetheart Added Jan 13, 2019 - 7:23pm
I cannot possibly improve upon Mrs. Wood's comment.
Bill H. Added Jan 13, 2019 - 7:56pm
Yep - Kara certainly nailed that one!
Let's see what Ryan cooks up as a response (good luck).
Ryan Messano Added Jan 14, 2019 - 12:26pm
Autumn Cote Added Jan 14, 2019 - 12:42pm
Please note, the more personal responses you offer the more likely your articles remain popular and discussed.  Also, the more likely I promote your articles, which also serves to increase popularity.  As always, many thanks for your participation with Writer Beat!
Bill H. Added Jan 15, 2019 - 1:28am
The usual sources, Mess?
Ryan Messano Added Jan 15, 2019 - 1:31am
The usual hard-headedness and recalcitrance, O Bilious One!?