Don't know about the Spiritual but am very certain of the Moral. What is happening is what Jefferson and others warned about in a ‘Democracy’.
The majority ‘Have Nots’ are learning that their numbers trump the creativity and productivity of the ‘Haves’. They have determined that they can vote themselves wealth in the form of Gov’t subsidies funded on borrowing. That way the price, which will be paid, is thrown forward to, presumably, someone else while the consumption is in the present.
Just your run of the mill Gov’t Shell Game.
posted on 08/09/2009 2:07:10 PM PDT
Don't know about the Spiritual but am very certain of the Moral
That's the problem, we've lost sight of our spiritual moorings, that's why our country's being stolen right from under us and we have no answers (other than Roy Masters) what to do about it.
John Adams: "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other"-- October 11, 1798
"Nothing is more important for the public wealth than to form and train youth in wisdom and virtue. Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom." - Benjamin Franklin
A general dissolution of the principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy.... While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but once they lose their virtue, they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.... If virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great security..- Samuel Adams
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