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    Setting Brushfires of Freedom by Don Jans

    Dr. Franklin, We Did Not Keep the Republic You Gave Us



    By Don Jans

    In 2nd Chronicles Chapter 7 we find God speaking to Solomon for the second time when God tells Solomon, “17As for you, if you walk before Me as your father David walked, and do according to all that I have commanded you, and if you keep My statutes and My judgments, 18then I will establish the throne of your kingdom, as I covenanted with David your father, saying, ‘You shall not fail to have a man as ruler in Israel.’ 19“But if you turn away and forsake My statutes and My commandments which I have set before you, and go and serve other gods, and worship them, 20then I will uproot them from My land which I have given them; and this house which I have [g]sanctified for My name I will cast out of My sight, and will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples.”

    Similar statements were made by God to his people where he told them he would bless them, but they must keep his commands, follow in his ways, and not worship other gods or idols. The people would see the miracles of God and in spite of that, they would turn to other gods. Within weeks after God had parted the Red Sea and revealed himself to the people by speaking to them at the mountain, they built a golden calf and worshiped it. It is so easy to look at those people and say how foolish they were. Our condemnation would have far more meaning if we did not do exactly the same thing.

    Despite what the left would have us believe, history proves that the United States was founded on Judeo Christian beliefs, on the teachings of the Bible. The Bible was used as a primary text in schools and it was to the God of the Bible that our institutions recognized in prayer when they opened their meetings including the 1st and 2nd Continental Congresses and the Constitutional Convention.

    We have been told by Obama that Islam was instrumental in our founding, which to a certain extent it was. It was because of Islamic Terrorists in the form of pirates that President Jefferson insisted on building a navy to combat this enemy of freedom and liberty.  

    The United States was greatly blessed. But just as the Israelites did not listen to God by purging the evil from within, and instead made a treaty with those God had told them to purge, the American people did not purge the evil from us but accepted the evil of collectivism to reside within our nation in the name of tolerance and diversity. It is this evil of collectivism that has been our Thorne and has in fact brought an end to our Constitutional Republic.

    The Untied States is no longer a republic. A republic honors the rights of the minority and protects those rights from the dictates of the majority. A republic protects the people from the enslaving dictates of government. A republic places rule of law as the only means of adjudication denouncing the dictatorial demands of the state. The Constitutional aspect of our Republic placed our written constitution as the ultimate law of the land demanding all must adhere to its written law. The United States no longer adheres to the written law of the Constitution. Not one branch of government applies the Constitution as the ultimate law of the land, and we are now a democracy quickly becoming a dictatorship ruled by the mob as our founders told us would happen.

    We, as a nation, have also turned form our founding principles based on Judeo Christian heritage. Today we denounce the God of our Fathers and include him with false gods and anti-gods such as Allah, mother nature, and self despite us being told not to do so. Today we follow the god of self and adhere to the evil of child sacrifice because self says the child will be an inconvenience or nuisance. Child sacrifice is recognized and supported as a key aspect of a major political party and is supported with taxes.

    Today we worship the god of political correctness. Political correctness teaches us that tolerance and even endorsement of what God has called an abomination is now and must be placed above the law of God and the principles of our founding. Political correctness teaches that any deviation from our Constitution and the established precepts of right or wrong, or good and evil must be euphemized so tolerance and acceptance is deemed to be honorable and opposition to such is now demonized and ostracized.

    Today we worship the false god of state, practicing the belief that total and complete dependence on the goodness, fairness, and the demands of government (which is people) must replace any and all adherence to the God of the Bible. So much have we accepted this false god of state that we now accept that it can tell us when, where, and if we can pray, where, when, and if we can read the Bible, where, when, and if we can even utter the reverent name of God, and soon where, when, and if we can even have thoughts of our God. We are getting close to the time when not only will the Bible be banned from all secular institutions including schools, but they will also be banned from churches, from homes, and from being available for purchase.

    Today the United States has, “19“But if you turn away and forsake My statutes and My commandments which I have set before you, and go and serve other gods, and worship them.” Subsequently, God has cast the United States from his sight. But what we learn is that as people cried to God, learned to depend on him, and cast aside the false gods, God was faithful and blessed them again. When rejoicing in this fact, always remember that yes our God is faithful and just, but he calls upon us to stand for him. These stands were in the form of civil disobedience. Servants of God who obeyed him and stood for him were cast into dens of lions, were thrown into furnaces, were ostracized, demonized, and ridiculed. Many suffered and died in many ways, but they placed God first and the nation was healed.

    In establishing our nation, our Constitutional Republic, our unique nation the United States of America, many who took the stand for freedom and liberty suffered hardship and even death. One young man was hanged, Nathan Hale, and his reply was that he regretted he had but one life to give for his God fearing and individual freedom and liberty champion nation. Others, whose names we will never know paid the same price.

    Yes, we have lost our Constitutional Republic. Again Dr. Franklin, we did not keep it. Yes God, we did turn form your commands, and we are worshiping false gods and idols. “The Road to Tyranny” was simple. The road to restoration will be difficult and will require sacrifice. Is today’s Christian, today’s Freedom Loving American, completely sold out to God and to individual liberty and freedom so we will listen when God speaks and then obey?

    The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Citizens Journal.

    Don Jans is a national acclaimed author and speaker.  He is also a lifelong student of history, with a special emphasis on Russian history.  His study of Russian history led to 1917 which led to the study of the teachings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.  Don has written five books on the topic of Collectivism (Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, and Progressivism). 

    Don has been a guest on numerous nationally and regionally broadcast radio programs.  He is a weekly guest on a nationally broadcast radio program where he discusses collectivism and how it is impacting the United States, relating current happenings to the collectivist agenda.

    Don has spoken to numerous groups across the nation on the topic of who and what is the United States and who and what is collectivism. The collectivist movement has called for a transformation of the United States. What is critical for all to understand is what is the transformation; what are we now and into what will we be transformed.  

    Don’s speaking approach is the same as his writing approach, and that is to be direct and straight forward with no regard for the current mandated approach of political correctness. 

    Samuel Adams said, “It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” If we are to remain free, we must be about setting brushfires of freedom. Visit his website:

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    Mike Smith
    Mike Smith
    2 years ago

    Not so fast.

    Washington, D.C. was created by the states — not the other way around.

    Ergo the Republic can only be kept or lost at the LOCAL level.

    It’s unfortunate it takes losses like Nov 3, Jan 5 and Jan 6 to wake grassroots Americans up to this fact.

    Must more losses occur before enough conservatives get the will and drive to conserve America LOCALLY (as in, not ‘depend‘ on D.C. anymore)?

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