Friday, September 4, 2009

Remembering the Founding Fathers

I love the Founding Fathers. I freely admit that they were imperfect men with faults. But, we all are. They were however inspired. Their own accounts testify to the Spirit of God moving upon them to lay the foundations of this country. For this I am eternally grateful.

Unfortunately, there are those in our nation that do not accept this view. It is hard to accept God's hand in the founding of the United States of America if one does not believe in God. Neither does one accept that our rights are God given.

For this reason there are some who, in order to lessen the impact and importance of our Founding Fathers, will continue to look, talk, and teach of them in a negative light. They will focus only on their faults to lessen them and what they accomplished (namely The Constitution, Bill of Rights, and The Declaration of Independence.)

I have friends that will complain that the Founding Fathers were nothing but rich men who made money through the war; that they were nothing but a bunch of white slave owning rich men.

The more I study about them, however, the more in awe I become of there wisdom, their insights, and their sacrifice. I have grown to love them and I know that they were inspired, and that God's hand rests upon this nation. James Madison said of the founding of our nation, "It is impossible for the man of pious reflection not to perceive in it a finger of that Almighty hand which has been so frequently and signally extended to our relief in the critical stages of the revolution. "

In their defense, I link the following speech that was given by Rush Limbaugh's Father. Rush has added a little bit of commentary at the beginning and end of the speech. I have permission to link it but not to copy and post the text. Please follow the link below and renew your appreciation of these great men.

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