Liberty, Political Philosophy, and Providence

The founding fathers of the United States of America were well-educated men, educated in the classics (such as the Bible, Plato, Aristotle, and the like). These men knew of the human desire for liberty, yet also knew of the propensity for tyranny. Having a deep understanding of human history and the clearly demonstrable tyranny of the "great leaders" of the past -- the Roman Empire, Babylon, Egyptian Pharaohs, the King of England, Attila, and many sultans and rulers whose evil history always brought the destruction of their empires. Our founding fathers resolved to create a government "of, by, and for the people" and sought to include protections for the nation that actually capitalizes on the propensity for tyranny endemic to the pride and ambitions of individuals.

Just look at the power struggle between the Senate and the House of Representatives, between Congress and the Presidency, and between the Judiciary and the legislative and executive branches.

Our fathers knew men in power want more power, so they structured our government to actually USE those addictions to power to create a balance of power intended to protect the powerless.

The Creator of All Things has put eternity in the hearts of man (Ecclesiastes 3:11) and has also endowed us with, what the founding fathers called, natural rights. These include life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. So liberty is a notion bestowed by our Creator and a goal to achieve for ourselves and our posterity.

But liberty has eluded the masses throughout the millennia since the Creation. The strong have overpowered the weak throughout human history, and would yet again, should our founding fathers fail to protect the heart-felt yearning for freedom. Thus with the noble goal of protecting the common man and creating a government which would ensure the liberty of all, our founding fathers consolidated all of the Wisdom of God found in scripture, and the wisdom of man found in classical literature, so as to create a polity of distributed power with overlapping terms of services and means of removal from power. It was a brilliant construct, and being a guarantor of liberty, it has been an object of hate and scorn by those whose power is curtailed by those others whom are empowered in the distributed power construct. This arrangement is the most "Christian" form of governance yet seen on the face of the earth, and it respects, as much as is humanly possible, the individual and his liberty.

The American construct is protective of the individual and the socialist/communist model desired by modern-day Marxists is anathema to such protection of individual liberty and freedom.

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