"Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature."
If a civilization thinks freedom's author is government, what will eventually happen? doesn't take a genius to figure that out does it?
"Man will ultimately be governed by God or by tyrants."
Freedom comes from God's law, tyranny comes from man's law.
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!"
our founding fathers created a republic to keep the people in charge of their government, is this idea "outdated"? willful ignorance and apathy will kill the freedom the people enjoy.
"How many observe Christ's birthday! How few his precepts!
O! 'tis easier to keep holidays than commandments."
Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1757
Churches have to consider their part in this republic committing suicide, could they have been a better example?
"They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security."
so does the rest of us who comprise "we the people"