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Wednesday, July 21, 2010


It is impossible to discuss our founding fathers without being in awe of what they accomplished. How did so many, obviously brilliant, like-minded, freedom-loving, God-fearing, and committed men, come together in such a tiny geographical area on the eastern shores of North America?


The odds of this happening must have been astronomical; that men like Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Patrick Henry, John Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, William Dawes, Thomas Paine, Alexander Hamilton, and many, many more…all came together…at that time, in that place, to create the greatest nation in the history of the world.


There is no doubt, that today, generations later, everything good that we enjoy, and nearly every good thing that the world enjoys because of us; we owe to these men and the “principles they enshrined in our founding”.


It is important that we “remember that our founding fathers, like ourselves and every generation of mankind, were born into a world they did not make. Yet no generation did more to remake for the better, the world they inherited.” The debt that we, and indeed the world owes this unbelievable group of men, can never be repaid.


But, the least we can do, in their memory, in their honor, is to restore to their Constitution, to our Constitution, a “genuine jurisprudence of original intent”. Our founding fathers did not intend for politicians, presidents, or supreme courts to interpret and re-interpret their great document of independence and freedom.


These men knew what they were doing, they knew that they were fulfilling their destiny. They openly recognized and eagerly accepted the hand of God in their midst and in their endeavors. Their brilliance, their bravery, their intent, cannot be challenged. It is right there, in black and white; the strong, beautiful, almost magical words of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America.


God Bless our Founding Fathers, and God Bless the United States of America.


I’m Joel Swanson and that is my Comment for today.

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