Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift from God? That they are not violated but with his wrath?
- Thomas Jefferson, 1781
Bill Whittle provides an outstanding summation of morality, Christianity, self-governance and how they are woven into the fabric of America in the 8-minute Firewall video below.
If you are of a non-Christian faith or no faith at all, don't be alarmed. Give it a view and let us know what you think.
We dig the fact that he brings up good citizenship and upright behavior as the bulwark against government intrusion.
When we don't govern ourselves internally, there is always someone else who will do it for us.
See also: the myriad of social programs that have attempted to clean-up the mess caused by anti-social behavior to little or no effect.