Monday, July 7, 2008

Founders' Daily Quote, Mon, 7 July 2008

"The blessed Religion revealed in the word of God will remain an eternal and awful monument to prove that the best Institution may be abused by human depravity; and that they may even, in some instances be made subservient to the vilest purposes. Should, hereafter, those incited by the lust of power and prompted by the Supineness or venality of their Constituents, overleap the known barriers of this Constitution and violate the unalienable rights of humanity: it will only serve to shew, that no compact among men (however provident in its construction and sacred in its ratification) can be pronounced everlasting an inviolable, and if I may so express myself, that no Wall of words, that no mound of parchm[en]t can be so formed as to stand against the sweeping torrent of boundless ambition on the side, aided by the sapping current of corrupted morals on the other."

--George Washington (fragments of the Draft First Inaugural Address, April 1789)

Well. There you have it. I suppose that came from a deist? NOT! It was a clear warning, and this is preciously the reason for the 2nd Amendment. Let no man ever rule over us again. Amen.

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can.

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