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‘A New Birth Of Freedom’

22 June 2019 @ 16:15

…It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address

In the Comments Section of a post I previously published, my very good Friend-In-The-Ether, Adobe Walls, remarked:

We’ll never be able to go back to our founding, we need to look and go forward while using our founding principles to guide us.

I responded:

I agree. Different circumstances and all that jazz. Human Nature, also, has devolved.

We need ‘a new birth of freedom’, as it were.

But we must, with Martial Vigor, seek to Restore our Moral Imaginations and The Permanent Things — they are Timeless.

As I think we all know [I mean those of us who are not Ideologues], you can never go back in History, for she is linear.  Historical events never repeat themselves, they rhyme, at best.  So we can learn from what has gone on in the past because of similarities with old events, but we must always be careful to never assume our Present will be, even at best, a near-perfect copy of what occurred before. We must adapt to the times we live in, being careful not to let their Decadence and Depravity corrupt our Souls further.

However, as Adobe says, we can use ‘our founding principles to guide us’.

But let us not forget that we can — and must — also capture and absorb the Spirit which animated The Founders.  This is essential because it will provide the Necessary and Indispensable sustenance to give us the proper strength to fight and win and to re-earn that Divine Providence our Founders benefited greatly from in their Struggle to Restore their Ancient Freedoms and Ordered Liberties.

I am not ready to Perish.

…Let us consider Brethren, we are struggling for our best Birth Rights & Inheritance; which being infringed, renders all our blessings precarious in their enjoyments, and consequently trifling in their value. Let us disappoint the Men who are raising themselves on the ruin of this Country. Let us convince every Invader of our freedom, that we will be as free as the Constitution our Fathers recognized, will Justify.

—Samuel Adams, A Letter of Correspondence to the Other Towns, 20 November 1772

  1. 22 June 2019 @ 16:27 16:27

    Those found principles should guide us to the end of time.

    Besides, those great principles are part of the patrimony that is our duty to pass forward.

  2. 23 June 2019 @ 19:43 19:43

    Bob: I thought you had stopped blogging, and only recently saw a link to a new post at Doug Ross. I am so sorry to hear of your suffering, and pray that God comforts you in your afflictions and gives you the strength to carry on.

    • 24 June 2019 @ 15:19 15:19

      Thank you, Dear Old Friend.

      As I’m coming back deeper into this Interwebs thingy, I will be visiting your delightful site again soon. Glad to hear that you’re still out there fighting the Good Fight.

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