Unbridled by Morality and Religion

adamsConsider the words of John Adams…

…We have no Government armed with Power capable of contending with human Passions unbridled by morality and Religion. Avarice, Ambition, Revenge or Galantry, would break the strongest Cords of our Constitution as a Whale goes through a Net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

He wasn’t wrong.

The logic of those who have set up a “Cop Free Zone” in Seattle as well as those who have stolen flat screen TVs, physically assaulted white, female business owners and murdered police officers is this:

1) Among those who served in the First Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention were a large number of slave owners. That being the case, anything they produced is therefore racist and needs to be dismissed.

2) Within the ranks of those who profess to be followers of Christ are individuals who are bigots in the context of both race and gender. This therefore defines Christianity as a cruel and racist doctrine that needs to be eliminated from the public square.

3) Law Enforcement is littered with authority figures who abuse the power associated with their badge to murder and demean minorities. Subsequently the legal system as it exists right now needs to be abolished.

4) The opportunities of Capitalism exist only for those who have the means to get an education and secure a marketable skill. Prosperity is therefore exclusive to privileged Caucasians and in that regard, it needs to be replaced with something more fair and attainable.

In short, the philosophical and spiritual foundations upon which this country is built are lies and only a show of force will bring about the change that is needed.

First of all, you can be accurate without being right and if your cause is to have any validity, it has to be based on a comprehensive evaluation of all the facts as opposed to a misleading manipulation of some of the facts.

The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are not gauged according to the character flaws of the individuals who created them. Rather they are evaluated according to the substance of the documents themselves.

Bear in mind also that the paradigms you would discredit are the very frameworks that give you the rights you are exercising in this very moment.

Unless the abuses committed by those who call themselves Christians can be validated by the whole of Scripture, you are looking at a distortion of Christianity and not an expression of it.
Isolated instances of police brutality are not representative of all those who are sworn to serve and protect any more than isolated instances of crimes committed by minorities are representative of all people of color.
Capitalism is a staircase, not an escalator. Prosperity requires effort and wise decision making. If those two dynamics are not in place, then you’re trying to build a fire with things that don’t burn and your problem isn’t with a system as much as it’s your strategy.

Our nation is built on a Judeo-Christian framework which is defined according to the cross and the empty tomb. The institutions that proceed from that framework are therefore characterized by freedom, equality and love. While there may be individuals within those institutions that fall short of those ideals, it is those individuals that need to corrected and not the institutions themselves.

Those that are encouraging violence and being violent themselves are not responding to a crisis as much as they are creating a crisis they wish to blame on the offices and the officials they seek to displace. It is a destructive tactic built on a flawed rationale that is fundamentally evil.

If the Truth is to be effectively championed, one must be able to identify the lie embedded in a fact the same way Christ identified the sins embedded in the verses as they were distorted by Satan.

The criminal element that has invaded Seattle’s capital is not driven by a concern for Civil Rights. They are merely exploiting a tragic event in order to establish themselves as their own authority. They are the ones referred to by Adams as those that are, “…unbridled by morality and Religion” and they will lose not just because their barricades will be overwhelmed, but because the substance of their cause will be be revealed for what it truly is.

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