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The Second Amendment of the Soul


we the peopleOver the past several years, there has been an increasingly vocal “voice” across the web and in the media regarding the importance of the United States Constitution, specifically, the Second Amendment.  For those unfamiliar with the Constitution, the Second Amendment represents the Right of American citizens to “Keep and Bear Arms” and likewise, protect your physical body from injury and/or violence.

“In much the same fashion, and in light of  similar attacks upon Christianity, I offer that there is also a Second Amendment of the Soul, which acknowledges that every human being has the Right to ‘Keep and Bear Faith’ in an unencumbered fashion, and to protect their Spiritual Body against a Tyrannical Government, Society and Evil forces.”shield-of-faith

Throughout time, Christianity has been persecuted by others, out of hate, jealousy, contempt or fear.  People are largely uncomfortable addressing subjects and issues they can not touch, directly see or explain.  Faith is a very personal subject and indeed, many do not even possess a complete awareness of their own beliefs about it.

Yet, as difficult as it is to contemplate faith, eternal life, and an omnipotent God, it is likewise critically important for all of us to come to grips with it at a personal level.  Self-awareness refines and strengthens our core values and beliefs and subsequently, reflects in our thoughts, actions and behaviors with and toward others.

Some of us prefer to deal with faith in a “concealed carry” fashion, holding it ever so closely within our hearts and resisting, even avoiding discussion or dialogue about it with others.  And for many others, we willfully choose to “open carry” our faith for all to see.

Regardless, however, of the method we manage our faith, one thing is certain; each of us has the God-given right to believe and practice whatever faith we choose/commit our lives to witness, so long as doing that does not harm others or adversely impact the world around us.

BelieveProtection of our faith, at all costs, is an unalienable right, and must be treated as such.  Faith defines much more than the book we read, the worship location we attend and the behaviors we choose to exhibit.  Faith encompasses our very reason for existence, our foundational values as human beings and our being into the future; as in eternal life.

Personally, both the (physical) constitutional Second Amendment and the (spiritual) Second Amendment of the Soul represent my most empirical philosophy of life and accordingly, receive my utmost attention regarding my life and how I choose to live it in this world.

As Alexander Hamilton so succinctly stated, “If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything”.  I prefer to stand and determine my own future in this world, guided by God, while preparing for the next life, following my faith as a Christian.

Bottom line, Government and Faith are Inextricably Intertwined…  And logic dictates that the basis of Law must be Morality… and the basis of Morality is Faith in God’s Law.

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Thomas Jefferson on Democracy


“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

This is the current state of our country, specific to entitlements from welfare, ‘free’ services supported on the backs of the American taxpayer.  It appears that not much has really changed in America over the past 200 years.  Thomas Jefferson was a friggin’ genius.

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