Eleven score and 16 years ago "Our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."
Americans have survived a great civil war, two world wars, and many regional conflicts which resulted in the loss of millions of lives, patriots and freedom-loving people.
We are now engaged in what many believe to be a great internal struggle for the very soul of our nation. We're reminded almost daily of the intensity of the conflict and that our very basic freedoms, once protected by the United States Constitution, are now at risk of being forever lost.
It matters not so much how it is that we've arrived at this present "sorry state" of our nation's affairs, but it truly does matter what action we take as a people/country going forward.
Do we continue to promote anti-God, anti-providential policies, such as borrowing from Peter's worldly bankers to pay for the lack of Paul's fiscal discipline, or are we Americans willing to accept personal responsibility for our personal spending habits, etc.?
Many good citizens say it's too late for America to reverse course, that her demise is now set in stone, but many other Americans are refusing to accept that dismal prognosis and are in fact optimistic about another "new birth of freedom," under God who alone can lift an individual or a nation out of the miry swamp of despondency.
We may have temporarily lost sight of where it is that true freedom comes, but, God willing, we'll rediscover the true meaning of a "new birth of freedom," before it is too late to recover freedoms lost.
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