About the author: Rick David

Rick David retired from a career in business in 2011. His experience includes service in the USAF, in medical sales and in operations for an educational testing company. He has a passion for and has been actively engaged in conservative issue advocacy and campaigning for over 30 years. He currently resides in North Liberty, Iowa where he also served as a church pastor with his wife of 43 years and travels extensively volunteering in lay ministry.

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  • Todd

    What destroyed us was to things. 1. George and 2. Bush. WAKE UP!

    • realist

      todd you TOOL. Get real…

    • Hotnike

      Take you blindfold off, Todd. You are also apparently on Obama’s dole.

    • Amy J

      Did you mean to type “two” instead of “to”. This is what we are dealing with people (ignorance)!

  • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Ted R. Weiland

    President, John Adams wrote that: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

    This is an accurate quotation. However, it’s often employed by Christians as if Adams was referring to Christianity and Yahweh’s morality as codified in His commandments, statutes, and judgments. This is untrue. Adams emphasized that the same “moral liberty resides in Hindoos and Mohametans, as well as in Christians” (John Adams, Letter no. 13 to John Taylor (1814), in “Works of John Adams,” 6:474.)

    He once asked, “Where is to be found theology more orthodox or phylosophy [sic]
    more profound than in the introduction to the [Hindu] Shast[r]a?” (John Adams,
    December 25, 1813, letter to Jefferson, in “Adams-Jefferson Letters,” 2:412.)

    According to Adams, “religion and virtue are the only foundations, not only of republicanism and all free government, but of social felicity under all governments and in all the combinations of human society.” (August 28, 1811, letter to Benjamin Rush, in “Works of John Adams,” 9:636.)

    Any nation’s constitution and government benefits from moral Christian citizens, even those nations whose constitution are not based upon Yahweh’s morality as found in His perfect law and altogether righteous judgments (Psalm 19:7-9) – such as the United States of America. However, when such constitutions are not based upon Yahweh’s law, it is inevitable that such nations will become more and more immoral and corrupt, being they do not have a Biblical standard to fall back upon. Case in point, the United States of America today.

    Find out how much you really know about the Constitution as compared to Yahweh’s
    moral law (His commandments, statutes, and judgments). Take our Constitution Survey http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ConstitutionSurvey.html and receive a free copy of the “Primer” (an 85 page book, normally $7 plus shipping) of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective.”

    • Scott Todd

      Was that before or after we went to war with the Barbary Pirates? If it was after that would surprise me he’d say that.

      • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Ted R. Weiland

        Off hand, I’m not sure of the dates. Why would it surprise you regardless when they were written?

        • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Ted R. Weiland

          The war with the Barbary Pirates took place 1801 to 1805. These statements were written in 1814, 1813, and 1811, respectively.

          • Tom T

            Jefferson did not have the same opinion about muslims, as he said Islam was a “religion of conquest and not of peace” since they were enslaving our seamen if they refused to convert after their capture.

    • Davy Crockett

      Rom. 2:23″For all have fallen short of the glory of God”. This is true of all men, Founding Fathers included, but this does not void all the good they did in founding the greatest, freest, Christian nation of this age. You are correct in saying all peoples slide toward corruption and sin unless they are constantly vigilant in seeking God. This is true no matter what form of government they have been under or how much of the Bible they have codified into their law because it is a matter of the heart first and foremost, not law. In fact ancient Israel who did live under a theocracy as you desire could not keep their government up or free for at most a 40 years period before they fell, were invaded, conquered and or enslaved over and over (Book of Judges). Why would we want such instability? Where does it even mandate this form of government over all others for this New Covenant age in the Bible? In contrast to that instable form of government, the

      Christian Founders founded ours upon Biblical principles and hard got wisdom of the ages. This government has stood strong and free for over 200 years and still can be reformed to what it was.

  • Roger Mitchell

    I’m not surprised. People who are thieves at heart will do anything to get something for nothing. This country is full of them, both liberal and conservative, Democrat and Republican, Christian and non-Christian. Immorality recognizes no boundaries.
    If this incident were true, then what did the realtor do with the information? If it wasn’t reported, then the realtor is guilty of aiding and abetting fraud, theft, and who knows what else. Really though, this just shows how ingenious people are about getting around bureaucratic rules and regulations. Unfortunately, this is the wrong way to go about that.
    For my view on the historical decline of immoral societies, follow this link.

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