Links between the birth of Christ and the birth of America - seasonal comment from Chuck Baldwin.
24/12/2009

The Birth Of Christ And The Birth Of America Are Linked
By Chuck Baldwin

As we approach the celebration of Christ's birth, I am reminded of the words
of John Quincy Adams. On July 4, 1837, he spoke these words:

"Why is it that, next to the birthday of the Savior of the world, your most
joyous and most venerated festival returns on this day? ... Is it not that,
in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly
linked with the birthday of the Savior? That it forms a leading event in the
progress of the Gospel dispensation? Is it not that the Declaration of
Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the
Redeemer's mission upon earth. That it laid the cornerstone of human
government upon the first precepts of Christianity, and gave to the world
the first irrevocable pledge of the fulfillment of the prophecies announced
directly from Heaven at the birth of the Savior and predicted by the
greatest of the Hebrew prophets six hundred years before?"

Adams was exactly right: America's birth is directly linked to the birth of
our Savior. In fact, the United States of America is the only nation
established by Christian people, upon Biblical principles, and dedicated to
the purpose of religious liberty. This truth is easily observed within
America's earliest history.

America's forebears first established a written covenant with God as early
as November 11, 1620, when they penned The Mayflower Compact. It states in
part:

"In the name of God, Amen. ... Having undertaken, for the Glory of God, and
Advancement of the Christian Faith, and Honour of our King and Country, a
voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia; do by
these presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God and one of
another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick,
for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends
aforesaid; And by Virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame such just
and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices, from time to
time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the General good of
the Colony; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience."

The sentiments and statements of America's founders make it clear that this
nation has enjoyed a love and appreciation for the rights and freedoms
recognized in Natural Law that is unique in the annals of human history. No
other people have such a heritage.

One thing America's founders could not envision was--after they had paid so
terrible a price to purchase our liberties--that the time would come when
their posterity would be denied the basic freedoms to publicly express their
reverence for God. Never could they have imagined that the day would come
when citizens of the sovereign states (each with a State constitution
protecting religious liberty) would be denied their right to pray in school,
or place Nativity scenes on public property, or hang copies of the Ten
Commandments on courthouse walls.

I am also confident that America's founders would be completely repulsed by
the way the United States has jumped headlong into corporatism, socialism,
and globalism. Democrats and Republicans alike have created a central
government so large that it would be unrecognizable to any Founding Father
(even Alexander Hamilton or John Adams). In addition, both Big Business and
Big Religion have sold our great country down the old proverbial river.
Truly, our Founding Fathers must be rolling over in their graves.

Therefore, at this Christmas season, let us remember well the founding
principles of these United States of America. Furthermore, let us renew with
vigor the fight for freedom before our liberties and our heritage are gone
altogether.

From my family to yours: Merry Christmas!

P.S. According to one of the most prestigious trade magazines in the
firearms industry, (Handguns, February/March, 2010), "Winchester secured a
Homeland Security contract for up to 200 million rounds of .40 S&W, ammo
that will be used by Immigration, Customs and Enforcement [ICE]."

I dare say that there is no way that ICE could burn through 200 million
rounds of handgun ammunition anytime in the foreseeable future. Good grief!
They barely even load their handguns, much less actually fire them. Or are
they such bad shots that they need that much practice? As someone said, "I
smell a rat!" What exactly does DHS plan to do with 200 million rounds of
.40-caliber ammunition? That is a question every American should want
answered.

In the meantime, if you have a .40 S&W-caliber handgun, you might want to
stock up on ammo now, because price is fixing to skyrocket and availability
is fixing to dwindle--again. As they say, a word to the wise.

Happy New Year! It should be a very interesting one.

P.P.S. Our initial printing of THE FREEDOM DOCUMENTS (50 of America's
outstanding founding documents in one volume) has sold out. We ordered a
supplemental printing and currently have a small number left. You can still
order FREEDOM DOCUMENTS until December 31st. After that, the next printing
will be June 2010. To order THE FREEDOM DOCUMENTS, go here:

http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/products.html

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(c) Chuck Baldwin


 
 
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