by John Galt
July 6, 2012 05:00 ET
I’m not much of a Theologian, however this is the time to quote some scripture courtesy of the Bible Gateway website:
King James Version (KJV)
11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
18 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.
What does the above scripture mean in my world? I have made all of the preps that I can for the proverbial “end of our times” or more accurately the end of freedom in the United States. According to the government, those who believe in freedom are indeed a threat to liberty, a contradiction not to be missed upon those inoculated from newspeak and the ill-gotten ideals of Neo-Fascsism and its adherents.
The question becomes am I quitting my preps for the coming disaster?
Not completely, but after years of preparing my family, my household, my limited family for a survivalist lifestyle, it is now time to bequeath a legacy upon the next generation for they may not be condemned to repeating the mistakes of those above the age of thirty; the group of souls willing to sacrifice their children for personal profit and survival as opposed to a life of self-sustainability and true freedom.
Am I accusing my own parents and relatives of vile selfishness? Perhaps. But am I guilty of the same pleasure? Absolutely. Everyone who reads these pages from my website is guilty of gluttony and selfishness but in my philosophical realm, that is an acceptable action to accommodate our own survival and counteract the takers who have stolen so much from our lives without allowing us to give more than our proverbial “fair share” via our free will. Does this excuse “us” of our sins? No, but the problem is not those who wish to survive, but those who wish to sacrifice our nation to succeed and profit outside of the capitalist ideals and freedoms we were founded on.
To make matters worse, most individuals are so self-absorbed in “surviving” that they have dismissed the heritage of our founders, who insisted that we left a better place for future generations to ensure a greater nation instead of a country of slaves endeared to a piggish government sow, providing for them without consequence, independent thought, or personal initiative. Thus some key questions must be asked and answered now.
Is it time to become selfish?
Is it time to share our mistakes for future generations to correct?
Without a doubt a resounding YES.
As America enters into the darkness of our lifetime, those generations from the proverbial Gen-Y, Gen-X, and “baby boomers” have a responsibility far in excess of our parents and forefathers:
We MUST tell the story of our America where freedom reigned supreme and God’s word was part of our life, be it a partial influence or absorbed in every action our generations undertook to maintain the ideals of the American Dream. The United States of America must survive, even if in written or verbal word only,or better yet as a spirit beyond the darkness many of us shall fight and endure because it is the will which will provide a course for future generations to follow and save this land. Many natives of this land have lost respect for the words of our founding fathers, including my favorite, Benjamin Franklin. While the man might be viewed by some historians as a scoundrel, his speech in 1787 of a Prayer to the Constitutional Convention sums up the basis for my last will and testament to future generations whereas I shall add so much more to reassure our children that our fight was not an act of futile vanity for ourselves.
Benjamin Franklin’s Prayer and MY first Will and Testament to America’s future (courtesy of AmericanRhetoric.com):
The small progress we have made after 4 or five weeks close attendance & continual reasonings with each other — our different sentiments on almost every question, several of the last producing as many noes as ays, is methinks a melancholy proof of the imperfection of the Human Understanding. We indeed seem to feel our own wont of political wisdom, since we have been running about in search of it. We have gone back to ancient history for models of government, and examined the different forms of those Republics which having been formed with the seeds of their own dissolution now no longer exist. And we have viewed Modern States all round Europe, but find none of their Constitutions suitable to our circumstances.
In this situation of this Assembly groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when to us, how has it happened, Sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of lights to illuminate our understandings? In the beginning of the contest with G. Britain, when we were sensible of danger we had daily prayer in this room for the Divine Protection. — Our prayers, Sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a Superintending providence in our favor. To that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? or do we imagine that we no longer need His assistance.
I have lived, Sir, a long time and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings that “except the Lord build they labor in vain that build it.” I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall be become a reproach and a bye word down to future age. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing Governments by Human Wisdom, and leave it to chance, war, and conquest.
I therefore beg leave to move — that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business, and that one or more of the Clergy of this City be requested to officiate in that service.
Sadly, America has long forgotten the words of this noble gentleman. It is time for us to preserve, share, and teach our past so we may no longer accept future generations making the mistakes our souls have endured and imposed on others.
I invite all of my readers to leave their historic wills and testaments below in the comment section.