Friday, May 23, 2014

One Nation – A Vision Defined by Dr. Ben Carson

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” - Abraham Lincoln

Dr. Ben Carson has effectively outlined the path Americans need to take to preserve the United State of America as the nation in which every individual is free to peruse liberty and happiness to the enrichment of self and our fellow man. It is the goal of our founding fathers. Every American should read his work, One Nation, and know how we can all work together to bring this country back to the mission our founders envisioned.

If anyone other than my Lord Jesus has entered my mind, read my thoughts and then said what I believe our great nation needs to get back on track, it is Ben Carson. And I know I’m not alone. There is millions of other who have the same vision and now it has been thoroughly defined. I would hope that all my other posts in this blog would only emulate the same passion and position as Ben has effectively outlined. I’m not shy to proclaim that if Dr. Ben Carson feels led to run for President of this nation, I and millions of others would vote for and support such a bold and arduous commitment.

I will not belabor the point with lengthy verbal quotes from Ben Carson but will encourage and if I had the power (but no one does, thankfully), command you to read the heart and vision of Ben Carson through his written work, One Nation and other works penned by him. You will find his vision, the vision most Americans want to or do hold as our founding fathers did. Not necessarily that this is a nation for Christian only, but rather a nation based on Christian values so anyone and everyone is free to pursue life as they find it good and beneficial for all people. A republic such as this great experiment known as the USA can only survive when we all work together, not always agreeing but deciding the best path directed by our constitution, bill of rights and declaration of independence.

“Can the liberties of a nation be sure when we remove their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people, that these liberties are a gift from God?”
Thomas Jefferson

“This is a Christian nation” - United States Supreme Court Decision in Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, 1892

“The Scriptures tell us righteousness exalteth a Nation.” - Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams

“This nation under God” - Abraham Lincoln, Gettysberg Address and inscribed on Lincoln Memorial

“[The Bible] is the rock on which our Republic rests.” - Andrew Jackson

“The only foundation for . . . a republic is to be laid in Religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments.” 
Benjamin Rush, Signer of the Declaration of Independence