We are not geniuses. Lets get that right out in the open. We claim no special insight, no gift for writing, no intelligence higher than that of anyone who may be reading. However, we do believe we have a firm grasp on that disappearing virtue, the not so common, “common sense”. That and a belief in the most important sets of “Fathers” we in this country lay claim too [that is 1) Foremost God, our Father in Heaven, and 2) our “Founding Fathers”], is what has driven us to the making of this blog. After many conversations sharing deep frustrations over the course our country is taking, a course that has veered wildly from what we believe both sets of Fathers had envisioned, we decided that action was the next and most logical step. Consider this blog our action, or at least the beginning thereof. Our intent is to stir up the passion for our country and God that we believe most are endowed with, but may not be aware of. However, as mentioned earlier, we are not geniuses. Therefore, we will rely heavily on men and women much smarter than we, and bring you quotes, videos, commentaries, etc from such men that have inspired us and who we hope will inspire you as well. We will offer our insights, but usually with just the purpose of highlighting the important thoughts expressed by others (the geniuses).
We want to bring these inspiring words to one place, in the hope that you will stop by our blog often to read about important issues confronting our world and particularly our country. We have no delusions of grandeur, just an honest hope that we can bring awareness to some few of the state of affairs in our country, which is a dangerous state indeed. We also want to create a place where others can share their own thoughts and ideas and be heard, because really we are seeking inspiration as much as offering it. The best way we know how to help restore the governing principles of this country, such as religion and capitalism, is to first become educated ourselves and second to help others become educated as well. In our busy lives it is often difficult to find the time to pursue this education, that is the primary reason we started this blog. We want to consolidate these thoughts and ideas on one site where we hope you will stop by often to both read and share. As Thomas Jefferson famously said, “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” Lets battle ignorance together by confronting the social and religious issues affecting all of us today and arming ourselves with knowledge.
“A Republic, If You Can Keep It”. Benjamin Franklin is said to be asked what type of government he and the other founders were setting up, and this was his reply. We have chosen this quote as the title of our blog because it was both witty and prophetic. Indeed, our ability to keep the very republic they set up is in jeopardy. In fact, you might say that the republic we embrace today would be almost unrecognizable by Benjamin Franklin and the other Founding Fathers. Our objective is to “keep the republic”, and to do that we must know and understand what it is and what is was intended to be.
A subtitle of our blog might read “Living by the Governing Principles of Christianity and Capitalism”. We wish to be quite frank and upfront in expressing our views over these two all important beliefs and ideologies. We are Christians and we are Capitalists. We are Capitalists because we are Christians. The principles of a Christian life are most compatible with the principles of capitalism. This is not to say that every capitalist is Christlike in his attributes or actions, just as most people embracing any religion or ideology fall short of the ideal. But it is to say that Capitalism in its pure form is a system inspired of God and set up by Him through our Founding Fathers in the formation of our great nation. Why Capitalism? Because Capitalism protects Christianity, just as Christianity defends Capitalism. These ideas, and the importance of freedom we want to talk more about in our next post.
We plead with you to take the time to educate yourself through this site and anywhere else you can gain true knowledge, and then act. Don’t take our word for anything, study it yourself, form your own opinion, and then do something about it. Someone is going to take action, will it be us…or those who are working to destroy this republic?
Here’s a great video that offers some unique insight given over 30 years ago. Which prophecy is being fulfilled?
Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTDmGt1Pafw
Shelton Bischof and Chad Brown
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