We should learn from what is happening in Great Britain. We should learn what happens when we elect people who work contrary to the basic best interest of their people. America's Christian heritage should not be forgotten.
President John Quincy Adams, our 6th president, said, "The greatest glory of the American Revolution was this: It connected in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity."
It's true, for well over 235 years, America have shown the world that we have had the ability to meld together the principles of Civil Government with the principles of Christianity - and make it work for all.
We, as a nation, did not turn to the laws that guide the Christian Church, Canon Law, but instead used Christian principles to guide our hands when writing our laws.
The first being the Golden Rule: "Do onto others as you would have them do onto you." And the second, "Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself."
As Christians, our Founding Fathers agreed on the value and dignity of human life, the need to recognize the works and needs of the individual, the value of human labor, and on our ability to gain happiness while being charitable toward the next person.
They understood the parable of the Good Samaritan,
He, who is your neighbor, the Good Samaritan. He who helps a stranger and asks for nothing in return. He is derived from the parable that Jesus Christ told the young lawyer. Today many hospitals and charitable organizations are named after the Good Samaritan.
Our Founding Fathers were realist and pragmatist, they knew Civil Law and one's obedience to those laws must depend on ones sense of right and wrong. It is from our Christian heritage that we understand the teachings that enable us to have the proper understanding of what is right and wrong.
American Christians understand that God expects us to use our intelligence.
According to the Holy Bible, God says, "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle" (Psalm 32:8,9).
While horses and mules need to be forcibly controlled to get them to respond. Christ expects us, however, to use our intelligence and ability to reason. this is the difference between a Christian nation and a Muslim nation. One has laws based on the Christian principles of compassion while the other has laws born out of an Islamic code of hate and murder.
Don't believe me? Then just look to the stoning of Muslims for petty crimes, and the mutilation of Muslim women for what is hardy crime at all.
Because Christianity was the guiding factor for our Founding Fathers, we have been a Christian nation from our conception. It is our identity at our core because it has everything to do with our beliefs as Americans.
It has everything to do with a nation based on Christian ideals such as love and understanding. It is a fact that Liberals may hate to recognize, but American values and morals came from Christian values and morals.
Fact is, it is common knowledge that our cherished American values are identical to Christian values. Our founding principles like life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, our freedoms of speech and religion, all that are enshrined in our nation's founding documents are all based on Christian principles.
Yes, if not by law, then certainly through practice, America is a Christian nation. And yes, our American values, what makes us different from the world, was indeed first drawn from Christian perspectives of how life should be.
And for those unfamiliar with where it started, it was in a far off land long long ago ...
Story by Tom Correa