By Joshua Charles
WND Digital Edition
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As much of the world now sees the United States with disdain and distrust, it is time for us to take a cold, hard look at what we have become. John Adams said, ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇOur Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å« We have strayed from our clear moral beginnings to become an egotistical culture that glorifies self. We try to set our own standards despite Thomas PaineÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàs warning that ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇman cannot make or invent or contrive principles. He can only discover them, and he ought to look through the discovery to the Author.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«
As our society celebrates injustice against people who stand for their convictions, itÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàs hard to forget the words of John Adams who wrote, ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇjustice is a great Christian as well as moral duty.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å« With the decline of virtue in so many areas of our culture ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´å from twerking on stage to cheating scandals at universities to corporate theft by aggressive bankers ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´å we should take heed of George WashingtonÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàs warning that ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇliberty, when it degenerates into licentiousness, begets confusion, and frequently ends in tyranny or some woeful catastrophe.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«
"LibertyÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàs Secrets" exposes readers to the Founding Fathers as never before. They believed in God, Judeo-Christian values and the freedom and necessity of religion in order to have a free and prosperous society. They believed in a free press and knew, as John Adams argued, that ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇwhen a people is corrupted, the press may be made an engine to complete their ruin.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å« They believed in a limited government, strong education and private property.
"LibertyÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàs Secrets" is like having a front-row seat to the congresses and conventions where these leaders hashed out the profound issues of life and society. Charles has cataloged all of the Founding Fathers' writings, and "LibertyÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàs Secrets" provides an exposÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´Ìà_ of their profound yet glossed-over insights, delving into the subjects most important to maintaining a free society at a time when we most need to recover them. In so doing, "LibertyÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàs Secrets" equips readers to use the Founders' knowledge and understanding to neutralize the cultural myths currently undermining American liberty.
It is hard not to wonder whether catastrophe is upon us. If ever there was a time to grow up as a nation, now is the time. It is time to recover the morals and moorings of our Founders. It is time to rediscover "LibertyÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàs Secrets."
About the Author
Joshua Charles is the co-author, with Glenn Beck, of the New York Times bestselling book "The Original Argument." A Tea Party activist and fellow at the Public Policy Institute of William Jessup University, he earned his M.A. in government at Regent University. In addition to being a WND columnist and speaker who has appeared throughout the U.S. and around the world, Charles is a concert pianist. He lives in Lawrence, Kan.
- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: WND Books (June 30, 2015)
- Language: English
- Dimension: 6 inches x 9 inches
- ISBN-10: 1938067592
- ISBN-13: 978-1938067594