Signing of Constitution worthy of day to remember
by Donald Conkey, columnist
September 11, 2013 08:36 PM | 1071 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, marks the 226th anniversary of that historic day of Sept. 17, 1787, when 39 divinely inspired men gathered in Philadelphia to sign a document that was destined to change the world. And change the world it did, in a way few people who signed that document could envision.

It was a document that the signers themselves declared was divinely inspired, and without that divine intervention could never have brought together 13 very diverse colonies, or 55 independent men, to begin an experiment in government never before attempted. Many nations tried, but all failed, because they did not seek, or have the approval of Jefferson’s “Supreme Judge of the world.”

Was there opposition to this document? Yes, strong opposition, as there always is when efforts are made to free the people from enslavement. One more no vote in Rhode Island, three more no votes in New York, would have stopped the ratification process that was required for the document to become the law of those newly united 13 states.

Many ask why there is such opposition to mankind being free. Is that opposition a secret combination, as the scriptures suggest or as some speculate today; or could it be the progressive movement; or was it just chance?

After pondering this question many years I turned to the scriptures and read these words recorded by Moses, “because that Satan rebelled against me, and sought to destroy the agency of man, which I, the Lord God, had given him, and also, that I should give unto him mine own power; by the power of mine Only Begotten, I caused that he should be cast down; And he became Satan, yea, even the devil, the father of all lies, to deceive and to blind men, and to lead them captive at his will, even as many as would not hearken unto my voice,” words strongly reinforced in both Isaiah 14 and Revelations 12.

I believe Satan is real and is the source of that opposition to mankind’s freedom; just as I believe the Lord was the inspiration for the Founders foundational documents of freedom.

As one watches mankind kill mankind, worldwide, and the efforts of this administration to punish Syria that some believe could lead to World War III, it is evident to me that Satan is a master at his job. Our bi-weekly Eagle Watch club-house breakfasts have become real classes in governing, at the city and county levels.

After leaving last week’s breakfast, I was asked if I was a pessimist or fatalist regarding the future of America. I responded I was neither, that as a student of history, both secular and scriptural and as a student of scriptural prophecies, I was both an optimist and a realist regarding the future of America.

As the optimist, I firmly believe that America’s Constitution was established by the hands of wise men raised up by the Lord to free all classes of mankind from bondage and it will be maintained for the protection of all mankind according to those just and holy principles embedded in America’s Constitution, with every nation (and person) being held accountable for their own choices subject to the agency each person has been given by their (Jefferson’s) Creator.

Again, as the student of secular and scriptural history, I am a realist because both secular history and the scriptures are clear that a people (nations) will seek the counsel of the Lord, or adhere to that counsel only until their pride and riches reaches the point where they believe that they don’t need the Lord’s counsel any more (America 2013).

America’s Founding Fathers understood this reality of history, especially Washington and Jefferson who both relied on their creator for guidance. And a price must be paid for rejecting he who is the author of that freedom, a price America must also pay, and is paying, many believe, today for rejecting those principles of freedom embedded firmly in America’s Constitution.

Some even wonder what the Founding Fathers would say if they could speak to us today after watching the attempts to destroy America’s glorious Constitution? I think they might say what Christ said while hanging on the cross, “… Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”

Too many Americans don’t realize their freedoms are vulnerable.

As the optimist I believe many Americans now realize what is happening and are coming to the Constitution’s rescue, and are fighting to restore those principles of freedom all Americans cherish.

Read the Constitution on Tuesday.



Donald Conkey is a retired agricultural economist in Woodstock.

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