July 5, 2020

This weekend we celebrate 244 years as an independent nation, but the events of the past few months leave us wondering if we will have many more to celebrate. We started as a unique country based on the notion that our rights come from God, not government; that because we recognize God as the creator of us all, we are all equal in intrinsic worth and value; that we would not require a big government because we would mostly self-govern and live with the understanding that the great freedoms we enjoy require great responsibilities. As the scripture teaches, “unto whom much is given, much is required.”

We were never perfect and still aren’t. We’ve had some very ugly chapters in our history, but the brilliance of our Founders was to create a nation that would be governed by law and not by our passions and emotions. We would grant rights even to those accused of awful crimes so that we wouldn’t be ruled by a mob, whose sense of justice would be at best uneven, and at worst, as evil as the crime, it was seeking to avenge. It made our system at times slow, sometimes unfair, and just plain wrong on occasion. But the ideal way to make all of us accountable to the same laws and suffer the same consequences for violating them.

All of that is at risk of going away if we allow people in the highest levels of law enforcement and the intelligence community to get away with trying to stage a coup d’etat against an elected President. A man of color in Minneapolis was murdered by a cop and a video of the murder is seen by the world. While no one defends the cop’s action, some use the tragedy as an excuse to break windows, assault innocent people, loot stores, and burn businesses that were actually owned by people of color. When that happens, we are rewarding anarchy and mob rule.

But while the news reports the worst of our nation’s sins, there are truly outstanding things of love, kindness, and sacrifice that are happening around us every day. We need to hear more of their stories and tonight you will. I hope you’ll celebrate America this weekend. Sure, we aren’t perfect, but we are a better nation than any of the over 70 nations I’ve visited.

244 years ago, some very courageous souls risked their fortunes and their very lives to give us a country unlike any ever created. I don’t want to lose this country by those who would trade liberty for the lunacy of a system that would resemble the government like it was in the time of the Judges of the Old Testament, where “every man did what was right in his own eyes.”

Let’s celebrate America. But let’s fight to preserve the best of it, and change and reform the worst of it.

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  • Wilma T Ewell

    11/06/2020 04:15 PM

    On 11/2 on Newsmax
    War Room: Pandemic With Steve Bannon. Mr Bannon had Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney ( US Air Force ) (retired)
    He stated HAMMER very sophisticated foreign surveillance after 911
    To watch the enemy. Then adopted as software package app, moved to voting business it was supposed to be used in foreign countries, CIA used it to spy on US citizens which is illegal. This program is still up and running and is known as Score Card. Which can change votes this was set up by the Obama administration. Please look into this. It’s changing votes. Why do think votes are changed after polls are closed. Jesus Is Lord!!!!!!!

  • Robert Coddington

    10/08/2020 02:27 PM

    Great article.

  • Freda Floyd

    09/08/2020 10:14 AM

    The cartoons of the man and the cows describing socialism, marxism, communism and maybe other "isms" are excellent. Do you have them somewhere on your website? I would like to have a copy to show to my children and grandchildren. Thank you for your show and your comments on Fox News.

  • Kathleen A Frasco

    07/05/2020 11:30 PM

    Loved your July 4th Special aired on Sunday, July 5th on TBN. So inspiring, so encouraging, so uplifting, in these current months of March, April, May, June, July 2020. Thank you. God Bless You.

  • Kathy A Howell

    07/05/2020 07:23 PM

    I thank God I’m an American. My stepdad was a naturalized American who came to this country when he was 19. He served in World War II and was a loyal American who taught his children we could be anything if we were willing to work. He loved our country and never let us forget the greatness of America.