Become a Paul Revere and help spread the word!
Everyone has a sphere of influence. It may be five people or it may be five thousand, but each of us can speak out, participate in the debate, and be an influence on those around us. Sometimes it will be at the coffee shop or the little league game, but wherever you are, look for an opportunity to politely plant seeds of the principles that made America great.
Just as Paul Revere rode all night to warn; “the British are coming,” you and I must consistently warn our friends, family, and fellow countrymen that the greatness of America is in danger of being lost.
I admit that I am encouraging you to get involved for a very selfish reason. It is because I know what you do will impact and affect my children. Whether or not Trey, Reagan, Kamryn, and Rhett enjoy freedom throughout their lifetimes will depend not just on what my wife and I do, but on what you do in your community as well. We are in this together.
John Hancock, who was one of the Founders largely responsible for the early days of the American Revolution, said:
“I conjure you, by all that is dear, by all that is honorable, by all that is sacred; not only that ye pray, but that ye act.”
We need to be careful that we are not so caught up enjoying the Blessings of liberty that we ignore the price, the burden necessary, for that freedom.
Some of us think that because we have the Constitution we do not need to be involved—our freedoms are already protected by the document. Here’s an answer to that thinking from John Francis Mercer, a Maryland delegate to the Constitution Convention. He said,
It is a great mistake to suppose that the paper we are to compose will govern the United States. It is the men who we will bring into the government, and the interest they have in maintaining it that is to govern them. The paper will only mark out the mode and the form, the men are the substance and must do the business.
It does not matter how well written the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence is if we do not have men and women in office and on the bench who protect the documents and preserve the freedom those documents describe.
In order to defend and protect the Constitution, we need men and women in office who care about its true intent. It is our job as citizens to remove the ones who ignore original intent and replace them with those who understand and respect it.
To do that job well, we must become educated and equipped. There are many ways you can get educated and equipped. Listen to Wall Builders Live every day, use Building on the American Heritage Series in your Sunday School class, or host a Constitution Class in your community.