The Sins of Our Fathers
Having mercy on thousands, overlooking evil and wrongdoing and sin; he will not let wrongdoers go free, but will send punishment on children for the sins of their fathers, and on their children’s children to the third and fourth generation. Exodus 34:7 (BBE)

The actions of our ancestors have left us were we are today. With an ever-increasing burden placed upon future generations, the current generation has a great deal to repent of. It is because of the bad decisions of our ancestors that we find America where it is now. It is not fair to place the burden of our current state of affairs at the feet of our founders because since our founding our country has moved toward a socialist state in direct opposition to the constitution and the founding principles set forth there. Our founders left for us a representative republic if we could keep it. It appears that we have failed to keep our country as founded, but rather we have been led astray toward the pathway of tyrannical rule; against which our founders fought and died.

Robert R. Livingston

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Yes my fellow Americans unless we alter our course radically, and return to the founding father’s vision of a representative republic, we will be visiting upon our children tyranny. The sins of my father and my father’s father have come back to bite us. Our children and our children’s children are going to have to pay the price for our mishandling of the sacred trust handed down to us by the likes of Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, Washington, Adams, Smith et al. These brave men gave up their fortunes and pledged their lives and sacred honor to protect and defend this new nation conceived upon the idea that all men are create equal and equally endowed with unalienable rights, granted to them by God and not legislated by a central government. These great men saw the misfortunes that lie in wait for those who desired a strong central government. They feared an all-powerful government and went to great lengths to attempt to limit it’s power and reach. The desires of our founders was for the government to be by, for and of the people. They set in place a federal government which derived it’s power from the people. The states yielded some of their power to this newly formed central government, but only on a limited basis, and they retained the power to withdraw support at anytime. As a result of the South losing the Civil War succession was eliminated and I fear what has been unleashed is a leviathan that can no longer be restrained.

Unless we chart a new course, or better yet return to the original course, and get back to constitutional government our children and their children will have to bear the weight of our sins. Sins of omission as well as sins of commission. Ignoring a problem will not make it go away it will only postpone the inevitable, and come back home to visit our children. We wrote checks, on overdrawn accounts, and borrowed from our children’s futures to give a bit more comfort for ourselves, knowing that we would not be around when the bill came due. We elected officials who wrote checks on our behalf to give us our wants and desires all at the expense of our children and their children.

Yes folks we have played the dead-beat dad for far too long. It is time now to rise up and be accountable for our actions. It is time we look out for our children and their children and store up for them and not hoard it ourselves. We have stolen their futures and the Lord will hold us accountable. So for the children’s sake let us repent of our greedy ways and make things right. Why should our sins be visited upon our children and their children?

And that is this week’s tail feather. Think about it.

But those who are waiting for the Lord will have new strength; they will get wings like eagles: running, they will not be tired, and walking, they will have no weariness. Isaiah 40:31Open Link in New Window (BBE)

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