Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only Law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited….What a paradise would this region be!
~~ John Adams, 1756 ~~
We call it “modern times.” We’re up-to-date, we’re high tech. At the cutting edge, the leading edge, smarter and brighter than ever before. We’re enlightened! We have the Internet, and much of the world’s knowledge right here at our fingertips. In so many ways, we are a truly blessed nation.
Some say they don’t care what the older generation thinks. After all, what do they know? Others quote the Founding Fathers to validate a point, usually political, while at the same time ignoring the Supreme Being, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe those same founders wrote and spoke so much about.
Certainly times change and I can’t help but wonder… what would the Founding Father’s think about our times and the issues we deal with today; things they never imagined possible, just the same as we… only a decade or two ago? What would they think had they the opportunity to look in on us today? Would they be proud of America and what we’ve become? Would their opinions and views that govern liberty, freedom and society have changed? Who knows?
They had no way of understanding the technologies and tools we’d have at our disposal and their effect on society. Nor would they know the depravities and the depths men and women would go to to accomplish their selfish means. No way of knowing that abortion, the deliberate taking of the life of a child — the most innocent among us, and without a voice — would be acceptable. How could they know an estimated 50-million births would be legally cancelled under the guise of the constitutional rights they founded a nation on?
Yes, I just can’t help but wonder, what would the Fathers say… now that we’re so advanced and all?
I have lived … a long time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable
that an empire can rise without his aid?
~~ Benjamin Franklin ~~