Change For The Sake Of Change Curse Or A Blessing 
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Change can mean:The process of becoming different.
Wanting something is much different than dealing with it after one has it.

Throughout history one can find examples of societies who wanted change in most cases as you will see that change they so earnestly wanted became their downfall. Change in its proper sense is not rushed into nor for it to be just can only express the desire of a certain faction or group. In all cases where change has benefited mankind as a whole that change was done prayerfully involving almighty God in the process and done with full representation of the people.


The ancient Israelites rejected Gods rule and demanded to have Kings set over them so they could be like the nations that surrounded them (sound familiar) and when those Kings ruled there was only a handfull that were actually righteous.Then during the Maccabean era they made a Pax Romana and became slaves to the Roman Empire. In all this the desire for change made matters worse and only better in the short run. The whole run of history ending with by 300 AD they were no longer present in the land of their inheritance. I doubt that this was the change they originally had in mind.

The articles of the treaty that ended world war one left Germany in a difficult state and by 1928 inflation was so bad that it created an ideal climate for change. Definitely a time of upheaval and during that period the most unlikely candidate for leadership came in the form of Adolphe Hitler. Hitler a master of empathic responses in his rheotric combined with the thugs that surrounded him and apparantly well financed promised change and delivered raising Germany out of the black depression the country was in. By 1936 the German economy was rolling and the people were lulled into a false sense of security and Hitler`s power was solidified with their support of course with much help from the thug side. They got the change they so earnestly wished but by 1945 it was obvious that change had brought devastation with the combined totals of the axis powers that change left 68 million people dead. One would think that living through that would have been lesson enough to be more prudent in choices but the opposite seeems to be true. History repeats itself and that is due to people making the same mistakes over and over perhaps its human weakness that would be part of it, loss of virtue the rest.

History is replete with examples but none more tragic than that played out in the 20th century with 2 world wars and millions dead. That holocaust never ended only changed form. Societies becoming increasingly secular and atheistic actually subscribing to the very ideas that were the roots of wars, philosophies so against life and what was once considered unthinkable are now in the norm. The rapid disemination of information more easily can sway and or control opinion. Pornography once the provence of back alleys is now on main street. Freedom of speech so abused as a right that it has become the property of interest groups. Abortion, Euthenasia, Genocide, Terrorism, Rampant divorce are everyday news, is this change we need?

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding what to have for dinner.  Liberty is a well-armed lamb.  ~Benjamin Franklin

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush.  It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.  ~Robert M. Hutchins

What we are seeing is a repeat of an ancient mistake or more specificly a rebellion. The elimination of God in the public arena, in private lives, and in Government. Tragicly our nation is quickly going away from the principals that made it great, not perfect, but great.
Read the words of the Declaration of Independence and absorb the words and faith of some of the most brilliant minds history has produced.


IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.


United States Constitution

The Preamble states:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

The Preamble does not grant any particular authority to the federal government and it does not prohibit any particular authority. It establishes the fact that the federal government has no authority outside of what follows the preamble, as amended. "We the people", is one of the most-quoted sections of the Constitution. It was thought by the Federalists during this time that there was no need for a bill of rights as they thought that the preamble spelled out the people's rights


The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the United States. It is the foundation and source of the legal authority underlying the existence of the United States of America and the Federal Government of the United States. It provides the framework for the organization of the United States Government. The document defines the three main branches of the government: The legislative branch with a bicameral Congress, an executive branch led by the President, and a judicial branch headed by the Supreme Court. Besides providing for the organization of these branches, the Constitution carefully outlines which powers each branch may exercise. It also reserves numerous rights for the individual states, thereby establishing the United States' federal system of government. It is the shortest and oldest written constitution of any major sovereign state.

What has been displayed by both the Declaration and the Pre Amble to the constitution is real and well thought out change not only for the moment but for the years to follow. This is real change in action not by some special interest group or faction but by representatives of the people. In the case of the Declaration of Independence this document was epic in nature signed by 55 men who represented the people. It was iron, adamant, and by its very wording both liberating and at the same time a bull of conviction against the King and his government. Had the revolution failed these men most certainly would have been put to death as well as the colonists who supported independence. The change here was from despotism to freedom and with the constitution ratified along with its bill of rights became the foundation of what was to be the United States of America.

The whole thrust of this essay is to amplify the need of standing firm and using our marvelous system to hold fast to the principals that have made this nation great. It is not a Liberal stand or a conservative stand it is a stand on the side of preserving our national identity and hopefully ask some questions that will get people thinking. In that vein it is both Liberal and Conservative for it is at its heart concern for a nation and its people. Recognize that this nation is in deep trouble and the cure for this will not be easy.

When the signers of the Declaration of Independence signed the document they knew full well that it would in all likelihood cost them their personal estates and if we had not won the Revolutionary War it would have been their lives. Yet these fine people went forward doing what they knew was right. Right not only for themselves but for those whose mandate they were carrying out and that was the will of the people.

Later to form a more perfect union the Constitution was drawn up which established the Federal authority and in examining that document one finds a wealth of wisdom. Later a need for a bill of rights was recognized and thus the first ten ammendments were ratified by the states. During the past 230 years only 17 ammendments needed to be added. During that time this country has expanded to fifty states and a number of territories. We have fought many wars and have won, our country went through a civil war and came out of it intact.


The whole purpose in saying the preceding paragraphs is to amplify real and productive change.
change that not only saw to the moment but also insured continuity of a way to govern a nation for the benefit of its peoples. We fought a Civil War to rid ourselves of slavery for instance and I might add this war was fought by a majority of white people. Later another peacefull war has been fought to end segregation and to bring about a better situation in our society for everyone. This was real and effective change.

In this time we hear a lot about change. What this change will produce in the long run is hard to identify at this point. So far it appears this change does not address fundamental problems an illeness in our society that unless corrected will consume and pervert any productive change turning it into a force that could consume the national soul. What I see is wisdom that has sustained this country being exchanged for instant gratification. One will only see that on T.V. where all the world`s problems are settled in one hour with three breaks for the good life. Here I will ask a series of questions as a way to not only show how badly we have lost our way as a nation but also to reflect some of the ills that beset us.

What ever happened to objective non-biased journalism?
What ever happened to statesmenship?
Since when is pornography a right?
Our children are fed a diet of violence and we get all shocked when they become violent?
Women campaigned for equality and ended up more debased than they ever were?
Does freedom of speech include colusion with an enemy?
Does a huge multi trillion dollar national debt equate to sound fiscal management?
Since when entering a country illegaly is a right? Collecting benefits a right?
Since when does Miranda apply to anyone other than citizens?
Since when do we apologise for defending our shores?
Why is the majority so silent?
What ever happened to made in the U.S.A.?
Why does our population go without jobs that are moved to other countries?
Why do the taxpayers have to pay for larceny in the mortgage industry?
Why do taxpayers have to bail out car companies who have invested heavily outside the country?
Why is tax evasion by establishing offshore accounts allowed?
We took God out of the schools and replaced him with situational ethics?
Why do our cities look like war zones?
Our colleges; are they educating or indoctrinating?
Since when can a national law be legislated off the bench?
Since when is murder legal and supported not to mention financed with public money?
Why are children denied the protection of law?
We say we support our military but do we?
Have we become a nation of perverts?

WHERE IS VIRTUE?
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO SELFLESSNESS?
WHERE IS RESPONSIBLE UNSELFISH ACTION?

Any nation that forgets its roots and denies the supreme creator God and his Christ is in for a rude awakening. Luke 11 29 As the crowds were increasing, He began to say, "This generation is a wicked generation; it seeks for a sign, and yet no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah.

America is under the sign of Jonah as to repentence that remains to be seen that would bring about the change that is real and enduring. The questions I have posed here are but a sampling of the questions that could and should be asked all across this great land. Feel free to add your own.

Freedom and Liberty are precious and once lost can only be reacquired with pain. Will the Republic die to the sound of thunderous applause or will it revive in repentence to a new day. That remains to be seen for as long as its population try to band aid effects and not treat causes continuing down a road of unbelief and its consequences which history shows by many examples as to its truth, one can only hope that revival will come.

Yours in Christ:

The Director

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