By Douglas V. Gibbs
People are appreciative that I have an optimistic attitude towards turning around the United States of America. I am a firm defender of liberty, and I am deep in the fight to restore, and you could even say "resurrect", the U.S. Constitution. But, that does not mean I believe we can turn this around without any pain. In fact, the cycles of history say otherwise.
Alexander Tytler, a Scottish political philosopher during the late eighteenth century, provided for us a cycle in which he believed lasts for between 200 and 250 years. It begins with Bondage, and works its way around through Spiritual Awakening, Courage, Liberty, Abundance, Selfishness, Complacency, Apathy, Dependence, and ultimately back to Bondage.
When I talk about restoring the republic, I am not saying that I believe we are going to cut across from where we are at somewhere on the left side of that circle to the right side without us having to pass through the steps that include bondage. In other words, I do believe we will be able to defend liberty, and in the end restore liberty for another couple hundred years, but I also believe it is going to get a lot worse before it gets any better. We will likely be required to go through bondage before Americans will be willing to throw their hands in the air up to God and call out to Him for help. It will take some horrible things to get us to that point, but I do believe a spiritual awakening will happen, God's moral standards will be revived, and we will have the courage to do what it takes to restore our American System.
This is why the education part of the plan is so important.
I was on the phone with someone the other day and he said to me, "Those other things have been tried, and they didn't work. Now we are going to do this."
The cycle shall not be denied. We will go through the cycle. What we do now, with educating ourselves, and the younger generation, about constitutional principles, is important to slow down and possibly stop what is going on, to shorten the time period in which we suffer through bondage, and to provide a model for the next generation when we move out of the period of bondage to begin the cycle all over again. But, in one form or another, we will be required to pass through a period of history during which Americans will suffer through the kind of bondage we have never seen.
I hope we can stop it, but likely we won't. We must, then, through education, shorten that time period, and usher in the next cycle. Besides, it's the right thing to do, anyways, to resist evil, no matter what you believe the outcome to be.
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