ALL American Flags Should be at Half Staff: MOURNING THE DEATH OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC

Benjamin Franklin knew that it was just a matter of time before our Republic would crumble. He obviously knew the hearts of men and women.

At the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Benjamin Franklin wrote a speech which was read by another statesmen because Franklin was so advanced in years. Here is part of this speech, and I will focus on a specific part of his words in this article:

In these sentiments, Sir, I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such; because I think a general Government necessary for us, and there is no form of Government but what may be a blessing to the people if well administered, and believe farther that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in Despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic Government, being incapable of any other.” (emphasis mine)

DESPOTIC GOVERNMENT

These prophetic words of Benjamin Franklin have been fulfilled and will be celebrated on January 20, 2021.

Meaning of DESPOTIC 

From DictionaryCambridge.org

  Having unlimited power over other people, and often using it unfairly and cruellya despotic government/regimehandful of corrupt and despotic leaders make the decisions.Synonyms brutal callous cruel harsh (UNKIND) tyrannical tyrannous vicious source

I would like to add that a government which excludes God from its laws and legislation IS a Despotic government indeed. And that is where we have arrived brethren. Those who have come into power by corruption and deception are God haters. We must pray for them.

We have arrived at a point in our history where Franklin’s words have, beyond a doubt, been realized. I do not know if we will come back to our Republic. That is in the hands of our Omnipotent God.

I would like for the reader to see various quotes from our forefathers to better understand the hearts and minds of these men:

From godtheoriginalintent.com

“A simple democracy is the devil’s own government.”

— Benjamin Rush (1745-1813) Founding Father& signer of the Declaration of Independence

Let the American youth never forget that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils and sufferings and blood of their ancestors, and capable, if wisely improved and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to the latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence. The structure has been erected by architects of consummate skill and fidelity; its foundations are solid, its compartments are beautiful as well as useful, its arrangements are full of wisdom and order, and its defenses are impregnable from without. It has been reared for immortality, if the work of men may justly aspire to such a title. It may nevertheless perish in an hour by the folly, or corruption, or negligence of its only keepers, the People. Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people in order to betray them.”

— Joseph Story (1779-1845) Lawyer, Supreme Court Justice & influential commentators on the U.S. Constitution

“There is no good government but what is republican. That the only valuable part of the British constitution is so; for the true idea of a republic is ‘an empire of laws, and not of men.’ That, as a republic is the best of governments, so that particular arrangement of the powers of society, or in other words, that form of government which is best contrived to secure an impartial and exact execution of the law, is the best of republics.”

— John Adams (1797-1801) Second President of the United States and Patriot

“If they proceed in it (removing the Bible from schools), they will do more in half a century in extirpating our religion than Bolingbroke or Voltaire could have effected in a thousand years. …I lament that we waste so much time and money in punishing crimes and take so little pains to prevent them. We profess to be republicans, and yet we neglect the only means of establishing and perpetuating our republican forms of government; that is, the universal education of our youth in the principles of Christianity by means of the Biblefor this divine book, above all others, favors that equality among mankind, that respect for just laws, and all those sober and frugal virtues which constitute the soul of republicanism.”

— Benjamin Rush (1745-1813) Founding Father& signer of the Declaration of Independence

“As riches increase and accumulate in few hands, as luxury prevails in society, virtue will be in a greater degree considered as only a graceful appendage of wealth, and the tendency of things will be to depart from the republican standard. This is the real disposition of human nature; it is what neither the honorable member nor myself can correct. It is a common misfortunate that awaits our State constitution, as well as all others.”

— Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) Lawyer, Secretary of the Treasury & Secretary of State

“It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigor. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution.”

— Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Third President of the United States

But between a balanced republic and a democracy, the difference is like that between order and chaos.”

— John Marshall (1755-1835) House Member, Secretary of State  and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

— Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Third President of the United States

Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate (lost all regard to good principles,virtue or decency, dashed, broken or ruined in morals, shameless in wickedness) are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” 

— Joseph Story (1779-1845) Lawyer, Supreme Court Justice & influential commentators on the U.S. Constitution

Democracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy; such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man’s life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these will soon mould itself into a system of subordination of all the moral virtues and intellectual abilities, all the powers of wealth, beauty, wit, and science, to the wanton pleasures, the capricious will, and the execrable [abominable] cruelty of one or a very few.”

— John Adams (1797-1801) Second President of the United States and Patriot

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”

—  Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of Independence, 3rd President of the U. S

“They define a republic to be a government of laws, and not of men.”

— John Adams (1797-1801) Second President of the United States and Patriot

“A democracy is a volcano, which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction. These will produce an eruption, and carry desolation in their way.”

— Fisher Ames (1758-1808) Founding Father and framer of the First Amendment to the Constitution

“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. It is in vain to say that democracy is less vain, less proud, less selfish, less ambitious, or less avaricious than aristocracy or monarchy. It is not true, in fact, and nowhere appears in history. Those passions are the same in all men, under all forms of simple government, and when unchecked, produce the same effects of fraud, violence, and cruelty. When clear prospects are opened before vanity, pride, avarice, or ambition, for their easy gratification, it is hard for the most considerate philosophers and the most conscientious moralists to resist the temptation. Individuals have conquered themselves. Nations and large bodies of men, never.”

— John Adams (1797-1801) Second President of the United States and Patriot

“Democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine percent.”

—  Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of Independence, 3rd President of the U. S.

“Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they, therefore, who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure…are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments.”

— Charles Carroll (1737-1832) Founding Father and Leader from Maryland

“That the only foundation for a useful education, in a republic, is to be laid in religionWithout this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty; and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments.”

— Benjamin Rush (1745-1813) Founding Father& signer of the Declaration of Independence

“Upon my return from the army to Baltimore in the winter of 1777, I sat next to John Adams in Congress, and upon my whispering to him and asking him if he thought we should succeed in our struggle with Great Britain, he answered me, ‘Yes—if we fear God and repent of our sins.’ This anecdote will, I hope, teach my boys that it is not necessary to disbelieve Christianity or to renounce morality in order to arrive at the highest political usefulness or fame. Again in Baltimore I asked John Adams if he thought we were qualified for a republican forms of government, He said, “No—and never should be till we were ambitious to be poor.”

— Benjamin Rush (1745-1813) Founding Father& signer of the Declaration of Independence

The Christian religion, in its purity, is the basis or rather the source of all genuine freedom in government… I am persuaded that no civil government of a republican form can exist and be durable, in which the principles of that religion have not a controlling influence.”

— Noah Webster (1758-1843)  Father of the Dictionary & American Patriot

The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness, which the ambitious call, and the ignorant believe to be, liberty.

— Fisher Ames (1758-1808) Founding Father and framer of the First Amendment to the Constitution

You may read more quotes from our Founding Fathers regarding our Republic here

Brethren, please understand that this illegal takeover of all branches of our government is the work of the devil himself. As God uses men and women who love Him and belong to Him for good, Satan uses the godless to do his bidding. And in this last faux-election, we saw the devil raging because he knows that his time is short.

There is a Law much Higher than the law of men. It is God’s law, and we who belong to Him must obey His law.

God is judging America

If God did not judge this nation, then He certainly would apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah! The sins of this once great nation are egregious and a stench in the nostrils of our Creator and Father.

Persecution of Christians is close at hand

Under the new despotic regime, we will be commanded to renounce our faith and to act against the Word of God. THIS is when we must realize that God’s law reigns supreme, and if we are to obey what we know is right, we will suffer consequences.

But Fear Not! Our Lord is with us every moment of every day; and one day Jesus will come and take us away from this incredibly WICKED place!

“But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29).

Brethren, this Scripture from Acts does not give the Christian the right to break the law except where human law violates God’s Law.  And that will inevitably be the case in the coming years under the new DESPOTIC government.

We obey God rather than men.

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom B’Yeshua

MARANATHA!!

7 thoughts on “ALL American Flags Should be at Half Staff: MOURNING THE DEATH OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC

  1. Sister Geri, thank you so much for your diligent work, presenting these profound quotes. We are watching a slow train crash, one with precious cargo.
    True, true, persecution is coming. May we stand together firm on God’s word and “shine like stars”. God help us.
    Press on sister.

    1. Heidi Priddy

      If we are true doers of the Word there must be something WE THE PEOPLE, the true Americans, the true Patriots can do. There are more of us than there are of them and we have both right and duty to rid ourselves if a corrupt government and instal a good one that truly abides by the Constitution, the law of the land. God wins. Please let me know of any such organization with like minded Christian Patriots that I may align myself with. Thank you love.
      heidipriddy@gmail.com
      918-954-4557

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