Fw: Great Letter to Editor today

Subject: Fw: Great Letter to Editor today
 

 
Sent: Monday, July 22, 2013 4:37 PM
Subject: Great Letter to Editor today
 
This is a letter to the Editor that was published in today's Chronicle.  I called this woman to thank her for such a good letter.  I found this intellectually stimulating, and hope you enjoy it too.  The woman was  very interesting to talk to , went  on to college education when she was in her 60's,  she didn't have the time or money to go earlier, was busy raising her family & educating her children. So, after her husband passed away and her children were taken care of she went for her college education - ( History)
I am going to get this book that she mentions. She said after you read this you will understand all about the Constitution - explains why the founding fathers did what they did and how they arrived at this decision.
 
Sally

God founded America

Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 7:47 pm
They left no stone unturned and researched governments all the way back to Cicero. There were two free societies, prior to ours. Moses led one, and the Anglo-Saxons the other. The founders were determined not to repeat any of the mistakes made by those two societies. To correct all the deficiencies.
There is a great deal of material on the founding fathers. The more I read the more admiration I have for their genius, their persistence, their fortitude, dedication, and sacrifice. They were exceptional humans. Even more so than any saints I am acquainted with.
With the many perspectives involved, among the founders, they were able to see the down sides of every issue, and tried to put protections in to subvert any who would try to take over the government by any means. There are ways to stop a takeover, but none of our current elected officials seem inclined to do anything.
Among all the founders, the man who stood, and still stands out as a star is George Washington.
Even as a child I learned how hard things were for Washington. And though I have read much about him since, it took the reading of this book to put him in total perspective for me. The book, “The Making of America” by W. Cleon Skousen, covers his campaigns, and battles in more depth than anything I have ever read. I saw something in this book that made me see Washington was a person truly watched over, guided, and protected by God. Put on Earth to serve His purpose.
There is no human who could have endured, and survived, what Washington did without divine intervention. God wanted this nation founded, and Washington was His tool.
Washington had four bullet holes in his coat, and two horses shot from under him, yet he remained unscathed, at the Battle of the Wilderness during the French and Indian War, but he survived without so much as a scratch. Many times, some of his men literally froze to death during the Revolutionary War, but he was always spared.
Every last one of them should have starved to death.
Several times there were fortuitous weather phenomena that helped him win over superior forces armed and provisioned to the teeth. Miraculous fogs appeared at precisely the right time, on several occasions. Not a moment too soon, nor a moment too late. Just right. How do you account for that? It was only by the hand of God that these things could have happened.
Because of the overwhelming circumstances, extreme weather, ill provisioned and equipped, the U.S. troops should have lost, but with Washington’s leadership, and divine intervention the U.S. troops prevailed. Their victories were miraculous; God’s hand was clearly with this man.
I think providence wanted this nation to be born. Are we to witness her demise? Not if I can help it.
Is this a nation worth fixing, and keeping? It does need a little work, and a few patriots.
But, it is a keeper.
D.I. Larson
Ocala

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

God founded America

Fail. Not even past the title and its already on the fail train.

There were two free societies, prior to ours. Moses led one, and the Anglo-Saxons the other.

Double fail. Moses led a "free" society? A mythical character leading a bunch of people around a desert in a bunch of parables about the absolute power of their God is an example of a "free society"? One in which slavery was permitted and women were chattel?

The Anglo-Saxon led the other? What?

There is no human who could have endured, and survived, what Washington did without divine intervention.

Or more likely, Washington was just just a tough SOB who happened to win out in the long run against the Britisher and God had nothing to do with it. I (mostly) admire the guy very much, but he wasn't the tool of God.

Washington had four bullet holes in his coat, and two horses shot from under him, yet he remained unscathed, at the Battle of the Wilderness during the French and Indian War, but he survived without so much as a scratch.

Which is certainly noteworthy but in no way unique among historical warriors. Noted asshole and war criminal Nathan Bedford Forrest supposedly had 30 horses shot out from under him during the Civil War and survived to found the KKK. Was he a "tool of God"?

Many times, some of his men literally froze to death during the Revolutionary War, but he was always spared.

As the CINC of the Army he's the least likely to have frozen to death since he would always get shelter and fire. This isn't God, its logic.

Every last one of them should have starved to death.

Nope.

Several times there were fortuitous weather phenomena that helped him win over superior forces armed and provisioned to the teeth.

Nope. On one occasion the weather helped him ESCAPE at key times after being beaten by those forces in battle.

Their victories were miraculous; God’s hand was clearly with this man.

So God was the one that sent over all those French soldiers and ships which helped us win the war?



Marc with a C said...

"Moses led one, and the Anglo-Saxons the other."

If I were to write a historical treatise entitled "The Origins of Early Democracy, 800BC-1776," I'm pretty sure that neither the priest-kings of the ancient Hebrews nor the sea-raiding, ring-giving chieftains of the Germanic iron age would be included.

But what do I know? I just have a masters.

Thx 4 Fish said...

I doubt even Liberty University would teach this nonsense. This most likely is the history that is being taught to members of the KKK and Neoconfederate groups-such as Civil War re-enacters who are mainly a front for the promotion of racism and Christianism.

Anonymous said...

This sounds a lot like the BS David Barton puts out.

ferschitz said...

Rightwingers need to stop watching Ten Commandments every Spring and believing that Charlton Heston is really Moses... and realize that the story depicted in the film is mostly fiction anyway.

Guess what, Tea Partiers: Moses would've looked a lot more like Osama bin Laden than Charleton Heston.

Wingers may also need to stop watching "Camelot". It's a nice myth, but even that fairy tale resulted in the utopian - WHITE - kingdom failing for various reasons.

KKK indoctrination? Possibly.

gruaud said...

Skousen, you say?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleon_Skousen

Peter Rauch said...

In the name of the Founders!

In the name of the Prophet!

In the name of our Lord!

Hooray4US said...

Some women, who is alleged to have written this "Letter to the Editor," is also alleged to have gone to college in her 60s, where she studied "history." If that's the case - and this isn't just typical rightwing think tank lying junk - then that lady needs to demand her money back for her "History" degree. She was robbed!

 
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