Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Don't go without me, man...I want to get a picture

Col. Wes Riddle, U.S. Army, Ret., on the Congressional stump for District 25 -

Last week I wrote about “occasioning hope.” ...

I tell you unequivocally that we should hope for a return to the Constitution. It is as simple and as hard as all that. For the Constitution was the instrument the Founders left us, both to govern and be governed by. Their dream returns the moment we bind ourselves to its strictures. Even the Declaration was not meant to bind us in that manner, since the Declaration declared independence. After the Revolution, our Founders labored and produced the Constitution, in order to give us a government capable of sustaining independence as well as living up to the ideals of the Declaration.

According to constitutional scholar, Dr. Larry P. Arnn, government under the Constitution was justified by an account of the nature of man and his relation to God. Indeed, the biggest reason for the decline of constitutional government in this country may be the decline in a sense of spiritual purpose. Spiritual purpose subordinates Caesar and the state to unalienable rights inhering in individuals, i.e., to the rights of man and woman in God’s image. Thus spiritual purpose helps maintain the limited scope and function of government according to the Constitution.

...Who would have thought that the hope for a return to the Constitution is hope for a Revolution in our time?

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