The Catholic Defender: Where Liberty Dwells There Is My Country
Know this, my dear brothers: everyone should be quick to hear,* slow to speak, slow to wrath, for the wrath of a man does not accomplish the righteousness of God. Therefore, put away all filth and evil excess and humbly welcome the word that has been planted in you and is able to save your souls. Be doers of the word and not hearers only, deluding yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his own face in a mirror. He sees himself, then goes off and promptly forgets what he looked like. But the one who peers into the perfect law* of freedom and perseveres, and is not a hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, such a one shall be blessed in what he does.
This is the basis of Benjamin Franklin, "Where Liberty Dwells There Is My Country". The Law of (Liberty), the perfect law of freedom and perseveres...
The Constitutional crisis taking place in America is causing chaos as violence is spreading in cities throughout America, mostly in Blue States we are seeing domestic terrorism.
Religious Liberty is closely with political liberty, "Religious liberty is the free right of adopting and enjoying opinions on religious subjects, and of worshiping the Supreme Being according to the dictates of conscience, without external control."
Political liberty is sometimes used as synonymous with civil liberty "But it more properly designates the liberty of a nation, the freedom of a nation or state from all unjust abridgment of its rights and independence by another nation. Hence we often speak of the political liberties of Europe, or the nations of Europe."
Patrick Henry speaking at the Virginian Convention in March 1775 told the attendees, "Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? ... Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!"
Captain Nathan Hale was hanged by the British for being a spy for the American Army and George Washington. His last words, "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my Country."
What we are standing up for is our Constitution that gives us these freedoms. President George Washington said, “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports… And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without religion… reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.”
Article I Section 8 concerns taxation, commerce with foreign nations, Immigration, citizenship, providing our Military, our Founding Fathers applied Leviticus 19:34 as a resource for building this Article:
You shall treat the alien who resides with you no differently than the natives born among you; you shall love the alien as yourself; for you too were once aliens in the land of Egypt. I, the LORD, am your God.
A small portion of Article I Section 8 states, "To be President, not only must you be a citizen, but you must also be natural-born." (Also Article II Section 1)
Deuteronomy 17:15 States, "you may indeed set over you a king whom the LORD, your God, will choose. Someone from among your own kindred you may set over you as king; you may not set over you a foreigner, who is no kin of yours."
There is much more, Consider our Three Branches of Government? Our Founding Fathers took Isaiah 33:22 as a means to explain our purpose:
"For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he it is who will save us."
The Congress makes the laws, our Judicial system ensures our laws are followed (supposed to) and the President acts as our leader. Not a king as the Lord is King, but someone who take the place to govern.
True liberty is the ability to worship God in freedom. This is a freedom that the Marxist, Socialist, and Communist are rebelling against today. The disrespecting and the desecration of the American Flag, the turning away from the National Anthem, the destruction of private property and violence against American citizens is causing great harm.
The Anarchist must be defeated in November, yes pray, yes vote, but also be doers of the word and not hearers only. Help President Trump win another four more years and help us to hold fast to those freedoms we hold dear for all Americans.