Constitutionally Thinking

Worldwide there are many political and financial elites who feel obligated to portray the United States as a failed state unworthy of the world’s respect. Their view stands in stark contrast to that of the worlds common man, however. I’m talking about those who ford rivers, climb fences, and risk death while attempting to cross hot, trackless deserts to get to the “Promised Land” called the United States of America. That is the view our Founders held as they risked their lives and the lives of their families to found and establish this great land of America.

John Adams our second president once said, “our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people; it is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” Consequently, he would no doubt agree that the political theocracy that is called “modern” Islam is a 7th Century way of life that is best suited for those who still practice and live under 7th Century ideas and cultures.

But America walks a very different road. At our founding we were a nation that adopted a cultural requirement to maintain a certain level of decency and who refused to allow our moral Christian foundation to be undermined or desensitized by wickedness, shame, violence and scandalous behavior. Unfortunately immorality has now entered into prime time.

Isn’t this what the Tea Partiers are trying to convey to our representatives in Washington? That our political and intellectual elites are producing nothing more than constitutional paralysis. That they are not seeking to secure ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” but are simply creating mass frustration and confusion.

Were he here today John Adams would no doubt be a Tea Partier himself. His written words seem to confirm that when he says, “We face arduous days that lie before us in the warm courage of national unity: with the clear consciousness of seeking old and precious moral values.” He would never use political correctness to justify a sense of false security or a failure to act — in Washington or at the Arizona border.

Where are the Adam’s, the Abe Lincoln’s the Winston Churchill’s of today? Men who are consistently on the side of righteousness, who stand on the right side of issues, who can be counted on to make right choices and take right actions? These are the kinds of leaders America desperately needs.
The America we know and love exists because our Founders had a vision of and faith in a land of freedom and democracy, one they were able to turn into a great nation. These leaders communicated their vision to the people who, in turn, fully embraced and implemented it. Ronald Reagan embraced and communicated that  same vision when he said, “I have always believed that this anointed land was set apart in an uncommon way, that a divine plan placed this great continent here between the oceans to be found by people from every corner of the earth who had a special love of faith and freedom.”

Many of the world’s elites will continue to find fault with the U.S. no matter what it does. But while they are holding us in contempt, illegal immigrants who have a “special love for faith, freedom and democracy” will ignore their criticisms and keep pouring across our southern border in record numbers. What do they know that the educated, privileged and powerful of this world refuse to see or acknowledge?