English: George Washington presiding over the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention Česky: George Washington předsedající Filadelskému ústavnímu konventu (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Every schoolchild in America used to know about the impeccable character and bravery of George Washington. He actually led his men into battle from the front.
One of the Indian Chiefs who fought against George Washington in the French and Indian War wanted to meet the man he called “the bulletproof general.” He said that he had personally shot at Washington several times, but the bullets never touched him. In one battle alone, he had three horses shot from under him.
George Washington was the Father of our Country; and he said, “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” He reminded the delegates at the Constitutional Convention that without Divine Intervention, we would not have won our independence in the Revolutionary War.
Here are some excerpts from the speech that General Washington gave his troops at the beginning of the War:
“The time is now near at hand, which must probably determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them.
“The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of a brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer, or to die. . . .
“Let us, then rely on the goodness of our cause, and the aid of the Supreme Being, in whose hands victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble actions. . . .
“Liberty, property, life, and honor are all at stake; upon your courage and conduct rest the hopes of our bleeding and insulted country. Our wives, children, and parents expect safety from us alone, and they have every reason to believe that Heaven will crown with success so just a cause. . . .
Tea Party Protest, Washington D.C. September 12, 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Our elected officialsrefuse to stop spending money that we don’t have. They refuse to stop borrowing money from China that our grandchildren have to pay back; and they refuse to stop raising our taxes. We have the power to remove all of them from office. All we have to do is vote.
The Tea Party movement woke up a sleeping giant, the Christians of America. There are millions of us working together to take America back and restore her to her former glory. All we have to do is vote.
We are paying a heavy price for ignoring our duty to God and country by not voting. It almost cost us our freedom; but it’s never too late to start doing what is right. All we have to do is vote.
Make it your mission to vote in every election. Persuade everyone you know to do the same: your neighbors, your co-workers, your relatives, your children, your grandchildren—everyone who is old enough to vote.